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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 111th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Engineering in K-12 Education
Committee: House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Science Education - Summary
Witnesses: Dr. Thomas Peterson, Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation; Dr. Linda Katehi, Chair, National Academy of Engineering Committee and Chancellor, University of CA/Davis; Dr. Ionnis Miaoulis, President and Director, Museum of Science, Boston; Dr. Darryll Pines, Dean and Nariman Farvardin Professor, University of Maryland College Park; Mr. Rick Sandlin, Principal, Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics and Engineering Elementary School, Texarkana, TX


Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Investing in High-Risk, High-Reward Research
Committee: House of Representatives Committee Science and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Science Education - Summary
Witnesses: Dr. James Collins, Assistant Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF); Dr. Neal Lane, Malcolm Gillis University Professor and Senior Fellow James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University; Dr. Richard McCullough, Professor of Chemistry and Vice President of Research Carnegie Mellon University; Dr. Gerald Rubin, Vice President and Director Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medial Institute (HHMI)
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson


Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009
Time: 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: A Systems Approach to Improving K-12 STEM Education
Committee: House of Representatives Committee Science and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Science Education - Summary
Witnesses: Dr. Wanda Ward, Acting Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Hurman Resources, NSF; Ms. Maggie Daley, Chair, After School Matters; Ms. Katherine Pickus, Divisional Vice President Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott; Mr. Michael Lach, Officer of Teaching and Learning, Chicago Public Schools; Dr. Donald Wink, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Director of Graduate Studies, Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Agency Response to Cyberspace Policy Review
Committee: House Committee on Science and Technology; Subcommittee on Technology & Subcommittee on Research and Science Education - Summary
Witnesses: Dr. Jeannette Wing, Assistant Director, Computer & Information Science & Engineering Directorate (CISE); Ms. Cita Furlani, Director Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Dr. Robert F. Leheny, Acting Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); Dr. Peter Fonash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cyber Security Communications, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Importance of Technology in an Economic Recovery
Committee: House of Representatives Committee on Small Business - Summary
Witnesses: Dr. Kesh Narayanan, Director, Division of Industrial Innovation & Partnerships, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (Webcast)
Hearing: "Follow the Money: Accountability and Transparency in Recovery Act Science Funding"
Committee: House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight - Summary
Witnesses: Panel One: Dr. Cora Marrett, Senior Accountability Officer, NSF; Mr. Ron Spoehel, Chief Financial Officer, NASA; Ms. Ellen Herbst, Senior Official for Recovery Implementation, U.S. Department of Commerce; Mr. Matthew Rogers, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy
Panel Two: Mr. Tim Cross, Interim Inspector General, NSF; Mr. Todd Zinser, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Commerce; Mr. Gregory H. Friedman, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Energy; Ms. Patricia Dalton, Managing Director, Natural Resources and Environment Division, U.S. Government Accountability Office
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson


Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Climate Change
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation - Summary
Witnesses: Dr. Timothy Killeen, Assistant Director, Geosciences Directorate
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson


Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Beyond the Classroom: Informal STEM Education
Committee: House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education - Summary
Witnesses: Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Director, Division of Research and Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, NSF; Dr. Phillip Bell, Co-Chair of the National Academies report on "Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits"; Ms. Andrea Ingram, Vice President of Education and Guest Experiences, Museum of Science and Industry-Chicago; and Mr. Robert Lippincott, Senior Vice President for Education, PBS
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce

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