NSF's 70th Anniversary Symposium: February 6-7, 2020
To begin a year-long commemoration of NSF's 70th anniversary, and 75 years since the publication of "Science - the Endless Frontier," NSF held a two-day symposium on Feb. 6-7, 2020.
You can view the archived videos of the event below. Click here to view the symposium agenda.
The Endless Frontier
A new 75th anniversary edition of Science – the Endless Frontier is available! Originally published in 1945, this foundational text in NSF's history now features a new foreword by France A. Córdova, 14th Director of NSF. Download a PDF version of the text here or purchase a copy from the Government Publishing Office's online bookstore.
As the National Science Foundation begins a new chapter in a new headquarters, an extraordinary lobby mural highlights some of the countless NSF-supported discoveries, advances and innovations that touch the lives of Americans every day. NSF has a proud tradition of encouraging bold ideas in science and engineering, and supporting the people behind them. The mural pays tribute to them and to all those at NSF whose tireless efforts make it all possible. Read more...
A collection of publications, articles and reports about the history of NSF.
Links to the Speech, News, and NSF & Congress Archives, and NSF Budget Requests to Congress.
Brief biographies of former NSF directors.
Highlights from NSF's 60th anniversary celebration in 2010.
Highlights from NSF's 50th anniversary celebration in 2000.
The National Science Foundation: A Brief History
A report by George T. Mazuzan, Former NSF Historian, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, July 15, 1994.