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NSF & Congress
Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 108th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2003
Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Implementation of the Math and Science Partnership Program: Views from the Field
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Dr. Osman Yasar, lead researcher for the Targeted MSP award at the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport; Mr. Ed Chi, Science Teacher at Brighton School District in New York; Mr. Jeff Mikols, Math Teacher, at Rochester City School District in New York; Dr. Susana Navarro, lead researcher for the Comprehensive MSP award at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP); and Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, lead researcher for the comprehensive MSP grant at Michigan State University.
No NSF witnesses.


Date: Wednesday, September 4 , 2003
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: S-128 Capitol
Hearing: Mark-up of FY 04 VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations
Hearing summary
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee


Date: Wednesday, July 16 , 2003
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Supercomputing: Is the U.S. on the Right Path?
Hearing Summary.
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Dr. Peter Freeman, NSF Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) (testimony is available); Dr. Raymond Orbach, Director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy; Dr. Daniel Reed, Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois; Dr. Vincent Scarafino, Director of Numerically Intensive Computing at Ford Motor Company


Date: Wednesday, July 9 , 2003
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: H.R. 2183, Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2003
Hearing Summary.
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses:

    Panel I
  • The Honorable George Allen, US Senate (R-VA)
  • The Honorable Edolphus Towns, US House of Representatives (D-NY)

  • Panel II
  • Dr. Fred Humphries -- President of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
  • Dr. Richardo Fernandez -- President of Herbert H. Lehman College-CUNY (representing HACU)
  • Dr. Larry Earvin -- President of Huston-Tillotson College (representing UNCF)
  • Dr. Dwight J. Fennell -- President of Paul Quinn College

  • Panel III
  • Dr. Rita R. Colwell -- Director, NSF (testimony is available)


Date: Thursday, June 12 , 2003
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Plant Biotechnology Research and Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Panel I - The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Panel II - Dr. Rita R. Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation(testimony is available) ; Andrew Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; Panel III - Dr. Gordon Conway, President, the Rockefeller Foundation; Dr. John Kilama, President, Global Bioscience Development Institute; Dr. Robert B. Horsch, Vice-President of Product and Technology Cooperation, Monsanto Corporation.


Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Cyber Security Research and Development Act of 2003
Hearing Summary
Committee: Committee on Science
Witnesses:

  • Dr. Rita R. Colwell, NSF Director (testimony is available);
  • Charles E. McQueary, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dept. of Homeland Security;
  • Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, NIST;
  • Anthony J. Tether, Director, DARPA

OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Thursday, May 8, 2003
Time: 2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)
Hearing: National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)
This hearing will examine the current status of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) in preparation for program reauthorization later this year. NEHRP is a long-term, comprehensive, multi-agency earthquake hazards mitigation program established by Congress in 1977 to minimize the loss of life and property from earthquakes. Four agencies participate in this effort: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Hearing Summary.
Committee: House Science Committee Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses:

  • Mr. Anthony Lowe, Administrator of the Federal Insurance Mitigation Administration (FIMA);
  • Dr. Lloyd S. Cluff, Director of Geosceinces and Earthquake Risk Management for Pacific Gas and Electric Company & Chair, USGS Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee;
  • Dr. Thomas O'Rourke, President, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Dr. Robert Olson, President, Robert Olson Associates;
  • Dr. Lawrence D. Reaveley, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: H-143 Capitol
Hearing: FY 04 Appropriations
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA-HUD and Independent Agencies
Witnesses: Dr. Rita R. Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation (testimony is available. Also available: written statement by Dr. Warren Washington, Chairman, National Science Board.)
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Time: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)
Hearing: The Societal Implications of Nanotechnology
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Vicki Colvin, Executive Director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Rice University; Ray Kurzweil, Chairman and CEO of Kurzweil Technologies, Inc., and a pioneer in artificial intelligence; Christine Peterson, cofounder and President of Foresight Institute, which has developed guidelines for responsible development of molecular nanotechnology; Langdon Winner, co-director of the Center for Cultural Design and Professor of Political Science in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
OLPA Staff Contact: Anthony Gibson


Date: Thursday, April 3, 2003
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Building
Hearing: NSF FY 04 Appropriations
Committee: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on VA/HUD & Independent Agencies
Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF (testimony is available); Dr. Warren M. Washington, Chairman, NSB (testimony is available); Dr. Christine C. Boesz, Inspector General, NSF (testimony is available); Dr. John Marburger, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
OLPA Staff Contact: Anthony Gibson


Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)
Hearing: H.R. 766, The Nantechnology Research and Development Act of 2003
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Committee on Science
Witnesses: Panel One: Senator George Allen (R-VA) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). Panel Two: Mr. Richard M. Russell, OSTP; Dr. Thomas N. Theis, Thomas J. Watson Research Center; Dr. James Roberto, Oak Ridge Natinal Laboratory;Dr. Carl A. Batt, Cornell University and Mr. Alan Marty, JP Morgan Partners. No NSF Witnesses
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: February 13, 2003
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: FY 2004 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation
Committee: House Committee on Science
Witnesses: Dr. John H. Marburger, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Rita R. Colwell, Director of the National Science Foundation (testimony is available), Dr. Samuel W. Bodman, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce, and Robert G. Card, Undersecretary of the Department of Energy
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner

See also: NSF & Congress Archive.

 

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