By law, the Board is required to have an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee consists of the NSF Director, who chairs the Committee, and four other elected members from the Board. By tradition, the NSB Chairman and Vice Chairman serve as two of the elected EC members. Also by tradition, the Chairs of the Board's four standing committees are invited regularly to meet with the Executive Committee. Other Board members may attend, especially when an agenda item relates to a topic for which they have responsibility.
The Executive Committee fulfills the following statutory functions:
It acts on behalf of the Board between meetings on grants, contracts, or other arrangements; and other instances where an immediate decision is required. All such actions are reported to the Board at its next meeting.
|Dr. Peter Arzberger|
Dr. Michael Van Woert