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Media Advisory 05-014

National Science Board to Meet Aug. 10-11

August 5, 2005

The National Science Board (NSB) will hold its 387th meeting Aug. 10-11, 2005, at the National Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.  This is one of NSB's regular meetings related to general national science and engineering policy issues of interest and specific NSF activities.

Media representatives are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. The full meeting agenda is available at

Highlights of open sessions include:

Aug. 10
  • Subcommittee on Polar Issues, 7:30-8:30 a.m., room 1235 (South Pole Station status report; icebreaker availability; preparations for International Polar Year)
  • Subcommittee on Science and Engineering Indicators, 8:30-10:30 a.m., room 1235 (S&E Indicators for 2006)
  • Committee on Education and Human Resources, 10:30-12:30 p.m., room 1235 (update on Math and Science Partnership program)
  • Joint session of the Committee on Strategy and Budget and the Committee on Programs and Plans 1:30-2:15 p.m., room 1235 (balance of centers and individual investigator support; funding rates; award size and duration) 
Aug. 11
  • Committee on Programs and Plans, 7:45-8:30 a.m., room 1235 (cyberinfrastructure vision)
  • Committee on Strategy and Budget, 10:30-11:00 a.m., room 1235 (status of FY 2006 budget request to Congress)

In addition, the board will hold a special workshop from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Aug. 12, entitled, "Understanding Transformative Research Programs at the National Science Foundation" in room 1235. The public is welcome.

Visitors to the sessions should register at the security desk, 9th & Stuart Streets entrance.  Directions are posted at


Media Contacts
Leslie Fink, NSF, (703) 292-5395,

Program Contacts
Jean Pomeroy, NSB, (703) 292-7000,

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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