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
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):
Thursday, August 14, 2014 (Room 1235):
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.
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) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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