text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation
News
design element
News
News From the Field
For the News Media
Special Reports
Research Overviews
NSF-Wide Investments
Speeches & Lectures
NSF Current Newsletter
Multimedia Gallery
News Archive
News by Research Area
Arctic & Antarctic
Astronomy & Space
Biology
Chemistry & Materials
Computing
Earth & Environment
Education
Engineering
Mathematics
Nanoscience
People & Society
Physics
 

Email this pagePrint this page


Media Advisory 14-016
National Science Board to meet Aug. 13-14, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

A talk by Alan T. Waterman awardee Feng Zhang of MIT and a presentation about NSF's Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate are among the highlights of the meeting's open sessions

NSB logo

The National Science Board will meet in Arlington, Va., Aug. 13-14, 2014.
Credit and Larger Version

August 7, 2014

The National Science Board (NSB) will meet Aug. 13-14, 2014, to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Members of the media and the public are invited to public portions of the meeting, which will also be webcast: tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/140813/

Open sessions of the meeting include:

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 (Room 1235):

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

  • Committee Chairman's remarks
  • CPP Program Portfolio Planning: Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at NSF
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Task Force on Administrative Burdens

  • Discussion of future activities related to Administrative Burdens report
11:00 - 11:20 a.m.Presentation by Feng Zhang, 2014 NSF Waterman Awardee
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Audit and Oversight Committee

  • Inspector General's update
  • Chief Financial Officer's update
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Committee on Strategy and Budget Subcommittee on Facilities

  • Discussion of FY 2013 & FY 2014 Annual Performance Reports
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

  • NSF FY 2015 budget update

Thursday, August 14, 2014 (Room 1235):

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Committee on Science & Engineering Indicators (SEI)

  • Overview of SEI 2016 production process
  • Discussion of SEI 2016 narrative outlines
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Plenary Open

  • Chairman's report
  • Director's report
  • Open committee reports

Visit the National Science Board's public meetings page for the full meeting agenda.

The NSB is the 25-member policymaking body for NSF and advisory body to the president and Congress on science and engineering issues. Drawn from industry and universities, and representing a variety of science and engineering disciplines and geographic areas, NSB members are selected for their eminence in research, education or public service, and records of distinguished service. NSB members are appointed for six-year terms. The NSF director is an ex officio member of the Board. Learn more about the NSB and its current composition here.

Note: Reporters are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. All sessions will be held at the NSF headquarters, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va. Journalists interested in attending and covering the meeting should contact Nadine Lymn at (703)-292-2490.

-NSF-

Media Contacts
Nadine Lymn, NSB, 703-292-2490, nlymn@nsf.gov

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, its budget is $7.2 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

 Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: http://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/

 

border=0/


Email this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page