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NSF & Congress
Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 109th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: International Polar Year
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and Committee on Foreign Relations
Witnesses: Dr. Arden Bement, Jr., Director, NSF; Vice Admiral Robert Papp, Chief of Staff, United States Coast Guard; Dr. Robin Bell, Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; Dr. Alan Parkinson, Deputy Director, Arctic Investigation Program Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention; and Dr. Thomas Armstrong, Earth Surface Dynamics Program Coordinator, United States Geological Survey
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: National Academy of Sciences report on Federal Icebreaking Missions
Committee: House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Witnesses: Dr. Arden Bement, Jr., Director, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Nanotechnology Research (Environmental, Health and Safety Impacts)
Committee: House Committee on Science
Witnesses: Dr. Arden Bement, Jr., NSF Director; Dr. Norris E. Alderson, Chair, Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications Working Group, and Associate Commissioner for Science, Food and Drug Adminstration; Dr. George Gray, Assistant Administrator for Research and Development and Science Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Dr. Altaf H. (Tof) Carim, Program Manager, Nanoscale Science and Electron Scattering Center, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy; Dr. Andrew Maynard , Chief Science Advisor for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and Mr. Matthew M. Nordan, Vice President of Research, Lux Research Inc.
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: International Polar Year
Committee: House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Dr. Arden Bement, Jr., NSF Director; Dr. Robin Bell, a Doherty Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Professor of Chemical Oceanography, Oregon State University; Dr. Donal T. Manahan , Professor of Biology, University of Southern California; and Mark S. McCaffrey, associate scientist and science communications specialist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder.
The committee has made an archived webcast of the hearing available here. The webcast requires the free RealPlayer plug-in, version 7 or higher.
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Thursday, July 13, 2006
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: 106 Dirksen (seating is restricted)
Hearing: Mark up of FY 2007 appropriations bill
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: 138 Dirksen (seating is restricted)
Hearing: Mark up of FY 2007 appropriations bill
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee's Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: June 14, 2006
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: H-140 of the Capitol
Hearing: Mark up of FY 2007 appropriations bill
Committee: House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice and Commerce - Mark up Summary
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Thursday, May 18, 2006
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: Mark Up of S. 2802, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2006
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce - Summary
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Friday, May 5, 2006
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Hotel, Austin, TX
Hearing: Innovation & Information Technology: The Government, University, and Industry Roles in Information Technology Research and Commercialization
Committee: House Committee on Science
Witnesses: Dr. Peter Freeman, Assistant Director for Computer and Information Sciences & Engineering
OLPA Staff Contact: Neysa Call


Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)
Hearing: The Role of the National Science Foundation in K-12 Science and Math Education
Committee: House Committee on Science
Witnesses: Dr. Dennis Bartels, President, TERC, a non-profit education and research organization; Dr. Joseph Heppert, Professor of Chemistry and Chair & Director, Center for Science Education, University of Kansas, and Chair, American Chemical Society Committee on Education; Ms. Rebecca Pringle, Member, Executive Committee, National Education Association, and Physical Science Teacher, Susquehanna Township Middle School; and Ms. Judy Snyder, Mathematics Teacher, Eastside High School, Taylors, SC
OLPA Staff Contact: Neysa Call


Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: The National Science Foundation and Science Priorities
Committee: Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Science and Space
Witnesses: Panel 1 - Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, NSF; Dr. Warren M. Washington, Chairman, NSB. Panel 2 - Dr. Alan L. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS; Dr. Jerome Odom, Professor of Chemistry and former Provost, University of South Carolina
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: Museums and Federal Funding
Committee: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Witnesses: Dr. David A. Ucko, Head, Informal Science Education Program, NSF/ESIE
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Thursday, March 30, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: To Examine How Federal Agencies Can Improve Their Individual and Collective Efforts to Strengthen K-12 Science and Math Education
Committee: House Committee on Science - Hearing Summary
Witnesses: Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, NSF; Ms. Margaret Spellings, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; Ms. Shana Dale, Deputy Administrator, NASA; Brigadier General John J. Kelly, Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA; and a representative of the U.S. Department of Energy
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Wednesday, March 29 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: The Importance of Basic Research to United States' Competitiveness
Committee: Senate Commerce Committee's Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness Subcommittee - Hearing Summary
Witnesses: Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: Thursday, March 2, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: H-309 of the Capitol
Hearing: NSF FY 2007 Budget Request
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies - Hearing Summary
Witnesses: Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: S. 2198, Protecting America's Competitive Edge (PACE) Act - Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Subcommittee on Education and Early Childhood Development
Witnesses: Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, National Science Foundation
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: Hearing on Developments in Nanotechnology
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
NSF Witness: Dr. Richard Buckius, Acting Assistant Director for Engineering
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Overview of the Federal Research and Development (R&D) Budget for Fiscal Year 2007 - Hearing Summary
Committee: House Committee on Science
Witnesses: Dr. John H. Marburger, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy; Samuel W. Bodman, Secretary of Energy; David Sampson, Deputy Secretary of Commerce; Dr. Arden Bement, Director of the National Science Foundation; Dr. Charles E. McQueary, Undersecretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


See also: NSF & Congress Archive.

 

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