Meetings of the National Science Board Begin on May 9 at NSF Headquarters
NSB will review facilities portfolio; hear presentations by Dennis Bartels, Casey Dunn, Moira Gunn, and Charles Vest; and address development and approval process of Requests for Proposals for recompetitions on awards and contracts
The National Science Board (NSB) will meet on May 9, 10 and 11 to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Members of the media and the public are invited to public portions of the meeting.
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Committee on Strategy and Budget, Subcommittee on Facilities
The NSB will hold its Annual Portfolio Review on Large Facilities and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.
2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Committee on Programs and Plans
The NSB will discuss:
The NSB will receive information on:
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Committee on Programs and Plans, Subcommittee on Polar Issues
The NSB will hear from NSF's Office of Polar Programs updates on the Blue Ribbon Panel, icebreaker support, and fuel price impacts on logistics.
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Plenary Open
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators
The Committee will review chapter drafts and discuss Companion Piece topics for S&E Indicators 2012.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Committee on Education and Human Resources
The Committee will:
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Task Force on Data Policies
The Task Force will discuss its March 2011 Workshop.
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Committee on Strategy and Budget
The Committee will hear about the development and approval process of Requests for Proposals for recompetitions on awards and contracts (above threshold); updates on NSF's FY 2011 and 2012 budgets; and the status of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Plenary Open
Visit the National Science Board's public meetings page for the full meeting agenda.
The NSB is the 25-member policymaking body for NSF and advisory body to the president and Congress on science and engineering issues. Drawn from industry and universities, and representing a variety of science and engineering disciplines and geographic areas, NSB members are selected for their eminence in research, education or public service, and records of distinguished service. NSB members are appointed for six-year terms. The NSF director is an ex officio member of the NSB. Learn more about the NSB and its current composition here.
Note: Reporters are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. All sessions will be held at the NSF headquarters, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va. Journalists interested in attending and covering the meeting and/or interviewing NSF or NSB officials should contact Dana Topousis at 703-292-7750 by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011, to make arrangements.
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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