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NSB welcomes nominations for 2019 honorary awards


 Vannevar Bush, Alan T. Waterman, and NSB Public Service Award medallions

Vannevar Bush, Alan T. Waterman, and NSB Public Service Award medallions
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July 2, 2018

Awards honor contributions and public service in science and engineering

 

Each year, the National Science Board (NSB) pays tribute to remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its two honorary awards – the Vannevar Bush and NSB Public Service awards.

 

The NSB is now accepting nominations for its 2019 honorary awards through Friday, September 28, 2018.

 

Named after the gifted engineer and dynamic public servant who was behind the creation of the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSB's Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service in science, technology, and public policy.

Vannevar Bush Award criteria and nomination instructions are available on the Vannevar Bush Award webpage.  Past recipients of the Vannevar Bush Award are listed here.

 

The NSB Public Service Award honors individuals and groups that have made substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering in the United States. These contributions may be in a wide variety of areas that have the potential of contributing to public understanding of and appreciation for science and engineering, including: media, education, training programs, and entertainment.

NSB Public Service Award criteria and nomination instructions are available on the NSB Public Service Award webpage. Past recipients of the NSB Public Service Award are listed here.

 

Leaders in the higher education, scientific society and association, congressional, federal, and private industry communities celebrate the accomplishments of NSB awardees during an awards ceremony held each spring in Washington, DC.

 

Media Contact:  Kim Silverman, 703-292-4515, ksilverm@nsf.gov

 

About the National Science Board

The NSB and NSF’s Director jointly head the agency. The Board identifies issues critical to NSF's future and establishes its policies. The NSB also provides the President and Congress with Science and Engineering Indicators, a biennial report on U.S. progress in science and technology. Members are appointed by the President for six-year terms and are selected for their eminence in research, education and records of distinguished service.

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) 2018, its budget is $7.8 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

Useful NSB Web Sites:
Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb
Media Contact: http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_bio.jsp?lan=nlymn&org=NSF
News: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news
Meetings: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings
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