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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 112th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The U.S. Antarctic Program: Achieving Fiscal and Logistical Efficiency While Supporting Sound Science
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings/full-committee-hearing-us-antarctic-program-achieving-fiscal-and-logistical
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Witnesses: Dr. Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation; Mr. Norman R. Augustine, Chair, U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel; General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF (Ret), Member, U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel; Dr. Warren M. Zapol, M.D., Chair, Committee on Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, National Research Council
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Science Behind the Development of Threat Detection
Webcast: TBD
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Witnesses: Dr. Thomas Peterson, Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation; Dr. Richard Cavanagh, Director, Office of Special Programs, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Dr. Huban Gowadia, Acting Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Anthony Peurrung, Associate Laboratory Director, National Security Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: Monday, July 16, 2012
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: Northwestern University, Lincoln Hall, Chicago, Ill.
Hearing: Innovation Corps: A Review of a New National Science Foundation Program to Leverage Research Investments
Committee: House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
Witnesses: Dr. Thomas Peterson, Assistant Director, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation; Mr. Steve Blank, Lecturer, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley; Mr. Neil Kane, President, Illinois Partners Executive Services, LLC; Dr. Gabriel Popescu, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr. Andrew Mazar, Director, Program for Developmental Therapeutics and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Innovation and New Ventures Office, Northwestern University
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Time: 2:30 P.M.
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: The Science and Standards of Forensics
Webcast: http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=7665A46C-571E-4E73-8068-6C6402DF2AE1
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Witnesses: Dr. Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology; Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology; U.S. Department of Commerce; Dr. Eric S. Lander, President, Broad Institute of Harvard University and MIT; Co-Chair, Presidentís Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Professor of Biology, MIT; Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson


Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Location: 2662-A Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: American Manufacturing and Job Repatriation
Webcast: No
Committee: House Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies
Witnesses: Panel 1: Dr. Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University Panel 2: Mr. Harry Moser, Founder, Reshoring Initiative; Mr. Scott Paul, Executive Director, Alliance for American Manufacturing; Mr. Jim Phillips, Chairman and CEO, NanoMech Panel 3: The Honorable Dr. Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation; The Honorable Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson


Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: NSF Major Research Equipment and Facilities Management: Ensuring Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings/subcommittee-research-and-science-education-hearing-ensuring-fiscal
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space and Technology; Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
Witnesses: Dr. Cora Marrett, Deputy Director, NSF; Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths, Chairman, Subcommittee on Facilities, National Science Board & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bryant University; Mr. James H. Yeck, IceCube Project Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dr. Tony Beasley, COO/Project Manager, Neon, Inc; Dr. Tim Cowles, Vice President and Director, Ocean Observing, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Time: 2:30 P.M.
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Keeping America Competitive Through Investments in R&D
Webcast: http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=4A6A33B4-4A48-41F2-A7B3-1073944381F9
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Subcommittee on Science and Space
Witnesses: Dr. Subra Suresh, Director, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson


Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: H-309 U.S. Capitol
Hearing: National Science Foundation Budget
Webcast: No
Committee: House Committee on Appropriations; Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies
Witnesses: Dr. Subra Suresh, Director, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson


Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: An Overview of the National Science Foundation Budget for FY 2013
Webcast: https://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings/subcommittee-research-and-science-education-hearing-overview-nsf-budget-fy-2013
Committee: House Committee on Science, Space & Technology; Subcommittee on Research & Science Education
Witnesses: Dr. Subra Suresh, Director, NSF; Dr. Ray Bowen, Chairman, National Science Board
OLPA Staff Contact: Tony Gibson

See also: NSF & Congress Archive.