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Media Advisory 06-016

National Science Board to Meet May 9-10

May 4, 2006

The National Science Board (NSB) will hold its 392nd meeting May 9-10, 2006,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:

Tues., May 9
  • NSF Strategic Plan FY 2006-2011 (Committee on Strategy and Budget, 2:30-3:45 p.m., room 1235)

Wed., May 10

  • Election of NSB Chair and Vice Chair (Open Plenary Session, 1:30-3:30 p.m., room 1235)
  • Naming of the NSB Commission on 21st Century Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Open Plenary Session, 1:30-3:30 p.m., room 1235)

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


The National Science Board is an independent 24-member body of policy advisors to the president and Congress on matters of science and engineering research and education, and is the policy making and oversight body for the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent federal agency that supports almost all areas of fundamental research and science, technology, engineering and mathematics education nationwide.

Media Contacts
Leslie Fink, National Science Foundation, (703) 292-5395,

Program Contacts
Jean Pomeroy, National Science Board, (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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