National Science Board to Meet May 14-15 in Arlington, Va.
The National Science Board will hold one of its regular meetings related to national science and engineering policy issues and on activities of the National Science Foundation (NSF), May 14-15, 2007, in Arlington, Va., at NSF headquarters, 9th and Stuart Streets (Ballston Metro stop).
Media representatives are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. The full meeting agenda is posted at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/2007/0514/index.htm .
Open session highlights will include:Tuesday, May 15, Room 1235
The Science Board also will be hosting a separate event on May 14 honoring recipients of the 2007 Vannevar Bush Award (Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and 2007 Public Service Awards for an individual (Bassam Shakhashiri, University of Wisconsin chemist) and for a group (CBS Paramount's Numb3rs dramatic television series). Requests for interviews of individuals receiving these awards should be made to the media contact listed on this advisory.
For information on the Vannevar Bush Award, see http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/bush/bush.htm#eligibilty.
For information on the Public Service Awards, see http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/public/public.htm#criteria.
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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