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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 104th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION (1996)


Date: September 25, 1996
Time: N/A
Location: 253 Senate Russell Office Building
Hearing: Discovery of Evidence of Past Life on Mars
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space
NSF Witnesses: None
Other Witnesses:
Dr. Ernest J. Moniz, Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP); Dr. Wes Huntress, Associate Administrator, Space Science Program, NASA Headquarters; Dr. David S. McKay, Assistant for Exploration, Earth Science and Solar System Exploration Division, NASA Johnson Space Center; Dr. Nancy Hinman, Assistant Professor of Geology, University of Montana; Dr. Harry Y. McSween, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Tennessee; and Dr. John Kerridge, Department of Chemistry, University of California at San Diego


Date: September 17, 1996
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Computational Biology
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space
NSF Witness: Dr. Mary Clutter, Assistant Director for Biological Sciences
Other Witnesses: Dr. John C. Mazziotta M.D., Ph.D., Professor Of Neurology, Radiological Sciences and Medical and Molecular Pharmacology, UCLA School of Medicine; David T. Kingsbury Ph.D. Director, Biomedical Information Sciences Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine: Dr. Ingrid C. Burke Associate Professor, Department of Forest Sciences, Colorado State University; and Dr. Robert Swenson, Montana State University
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: September 12, 1996
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Possible Life on Mars
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
NSF Witness: Dr. Richard Zare, Chairman of the NSB
Other Witnesses: Dr. Wesley Huntress, NASA Associate Administrator for Space Science; Dr. David McKay, NASA Assistant for Exploration


Date: July 30, 1996
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles Program (PNGV)
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
NSF Witness: Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Assistant Director for Engineering
Other Witnesses: Dr. Lionel "Skip" Johns, OSTP; Mr. Robert Chapman, Department of Commerce; representatives of the Departments of Energy and Commerce; representatives of the Big Three automakers; the National Research Council's Standing Committee on PNGV; and the academic community


Date: July 23-24, 1996
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Out Year Budgets for R&D
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witness: Dr. Neal Lane, Director
Other Witnesses: Dan Goldin, NASA Administrator; Dr. Martha Krebs, Department of Energy Director of the Office of Energy Research; James Blum, Congressional Budget Office; Al Teich from AAAS


Date: July 23, 1996
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Oversight Hearing on the Future of NSF's Role in Antarctica
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witness: Dr. Neal Sullivan, Director, Office of Polar Programs
Other Witnesses: Dr. Ernest Moniz, Associate Director for Science at OSTP; R. Tucker Scully, Director of the Office of Ocean Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Hon. Robert Pirie, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment); Dr. Robert Rutford, University of Texas; Dr. David Clark, University of Wisconsin


Date: July 10, 1996
Time: N/A
Location: N/A
Hearing: Measuring Research through the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Anne Petersen, Deputy Director; Dr. Richard Zare, Chairman of the NSB
Other Witnesses:
James McGroddy, Senior Vice President at IBM