Science Means Innovation
How basic research discoveries underpin technological advances in the marketplace
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Coalition for National Science Funding are hosting a Congressional Luncheon Briefing presented in conjunction with the Congressional Research and Development Caucus and its Co-Chairs Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Judy Biggert (R-IL) with special guest Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL).
The briefing will highlight how NSF leverages fundamental science and engineering innovation with private-sector partnerships to strengthen our national innovation ecosystem. NSF funding transforms basic research into science and engineering knowledge, which feeds industrially relevant research, technological commercialization, economic growth and the creation of high-quality jobs.
Lunch will be provided first come, first served, for this widely attended event and space is limited. RSVP by email to the American Mathematical Society by March 27 or by calling (202) 588-1100.
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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