Office of Legislative & Public Affairs
The Office of Legislative and Public Affairs communicates to external audiences information about the activities, programs, research results and policies of the National Science Foundation. OLPA employs a wide variety of tools and techniques to engage the general public and selected audiences including Congress, the news media, state and local governments, other Federal agencies, and the research and education communities.
OLPA has two divisions: the Division of Legislative Affairs and the Division of Public Affairs. The Division of Legislative Affairs includes the Congressional Affairs Group, the Issues Development Group and the External Affairs Group.
The Division of Public Affairs includes the Media and Public Information Group, the Multimedia Group and the Communications Services and Resources Group. Together these divisions provide information about NSF's science and engineering research and education programs and activities.
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OLPA is responsible for the following content on NSF's website:
NSF & Congress
NSF & Congress Home
Hearings - Testimony and Summaries
Program Awards by State/District
NSF & Congress Toolkit
NSF Days Website
NSF & Congress Archive
Contact Congressional Affairs
Speeches & Lectures
Now Showing: Film, TV, Museums & More
Classroom Resources Home
For Arctic & Antarctic
For Astronomy & Space
For Chemistry & Materials
For Earth & Environment
For People & Society
Science360 Apps & Services
You can download these apps free from the App Store on iTunes or from the Google Play Store.
Science360 for Tablets
The NSF Science360 app for tablets showcases compelling science and engineering images and video from around the globe and features a news feed of breaking research news from NSF-funded institutions.
NSF's Science360 Radio app delivers engaging programming about the science, engineering, math and technology (STEM) discoveries that are shaping our future.
Science360 News Service
The editors of Science360 gather breaking STEM news from wherever science is happening, including: directly from scientists, college and university, dozens of science and engineering centers and from peer-reviewed journals.
Science360 Video immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. We gather the latest science videos provided by NSF, scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers and more.
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