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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 106th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION (2000)


Date: October 5, 2000
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Rural Access to Technology: Connecting the Last American Frontier
Committee: Committee on Science Subcommittee on Technology
NSF Witness: N/A
Witnesses: Mr. Guy Christiansen, Director Regulatory Affairs, Sky Bridge LP; Mr. Garen Ewbank, Executive Director, The National Interconnect Cooperative; Mr. William Luke Stewart, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Media Fusion Corp.; Mr. David Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, ACE Communication Group
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: October 4, 2000
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Benchmarking U.S. Science: What Can It Tell Us?
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witness: Dr. Eamon Kelly, Chairman, NSB
Witnesses: Dr. Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor, North Carolina State University; Dr. Robert M. White, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: September 26, 2000
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: To Examine Biotechnology & Consumer Confidence of Food
Committee: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions(Full Committee)
NSF Witness: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Vernier


Date: September 22, 2000
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Using Technology to Learn and Learning to Use Technology
Committee: Committee on Education and the Workforce (Full Committee)
NSF Witness: N/A
Witnesses: Ms. Janet Guge, Art and French Teacher, Franklin Public Schools; Dr. James B. Thomas, Dean, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn. State University
OLPA Staff Contact: Sheila Macklin


Date: September 21, 2000
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The National and Economic Importance of Improved Math-Science Education and H.R. 4272, the National Science Education Enhancement Act
Hearing Summary
Committee: Committee on Education and the Workforce (Full Committee)
NSF Witness: N/A
Witnesses: Dr. Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Federal Reserve System; Dr. Craig R. Barrett, President, Intel Corporation; Dr. William Haseltine, Chief Executive Officer, Human Genome Sciences, Inc.; Dr. Leon Lederman, Director Emeritus, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: September 20, 2000
Time: 10:30 am
Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Recruitment and Retention of Quality Teachers
Committee: Committee on Education and the Workforce/Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training, and Life-Long Learning
NSF Witness: N/A
Witnesses: Mr. Traci Bailey, 1993 National Teacher of the Year and Advisory Board Member, Association of American Educators; Mr. Dan Condron, Public Affairs Manager, Agilent Technologies; Ms. Micheline Bendotti, Staff Director, Teacher Advancement Program
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: September 13, 2000
Hearing: Mark-up of NSF Budget
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Appropriations/VA, HUD & Independent Agencies


Date: September 12, 2000
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Beyond Silicon-Based Computing
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy, Assistant Director/CISE; Dr. Robert Eisenstein, Assistant Director/MPS
Other Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 27, 2000
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: State of Ocean & Marine Science
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Basic Research
Witnesses: Admiral James Watkins, President, Consortium for Oceanographic Research & Education (Wash., DC); Dr. Robert Knox, Chairman, The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (La Jolla, CA); Dr. John Delaney, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington (Seattle, WA); Dr. Jack Sobel, Center for Marine Conservation (Washington, DC)
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: July 27, 2000
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: National Science Education Enhancement Act (HR 4272) (POSTPONED)
Committee: House Education & The Workforce Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training & Life-Long Learning
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 26, 2000
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Full Committee Markup of HR 2413, the Computer Security Enhancement Act, as amended by the Technology Subcommittee; HR 4901, the National Science Foundation Authorization Act; HR 4429, the Electronic Commerce Enhancement Act; and HR 4271, the Science Education Act
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 20, 2000
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Government Performance & Results Act
Committee: House Government Subcommittee on Government, Management, Information, & Technology
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: July 19, 2000
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: NSF Reauthorization (Cancelled)
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology & Space
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, NSF Director; Dr. Anita Jones, NSB
Other Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 19, 2000
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Encouraging Science, Math, Engineering & Technology Education in Kindergarten Through 12th Grade and HR 4273, The National Science Education Incentive Act
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witness: Dr. Judith Sunley, EHR, Assistant Director, (Interim)
Other Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: July 19, 2000
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: The Operations of Inspector General, including S.870 To amend the Inspector General Act
Committee: Senate Governmental Affairs
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 19, 2000
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: Pending Legislation/Nominations
Committee: Senate, Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 18, 2000
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Examine the Impact Of Climate Change on the United States
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: July 12, 2000
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 430 SD
Hearing: NSF Reauthorization
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
NSF Witness: Dr. Rita Colwell, NSF Director
Other Witnesses: Outside Witnesses from Education and Research Community
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: June 13, 2000
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Reviewing Science, Math, Engineering & Technology Education in Kindergarten Through 12th Grade & HR 4271, National Science Education Act
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: May 17, 2000
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Global Warming Issues
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science & Transporation
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: N/A


Date: May 17, 2000
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: A Plan to Renew Science, Math, Engineering & Techology Education in Kindergarten Through 12th Grade & HR 4271, National Science Education Act
Committee: House Science/Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witness: Dr. Judith S. Sunley, EHR Assistant Director (Interim)
Other Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Tyrone Jordan


Date: May 9, 2000
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Internet, Distance Learning & the Future of the Research University
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science/Basic Research Subcommittee
Witnesses: Dr. Nils Hasselmo, President, American Asocaton of Universities; Professor Richard Larson, Director, MIT; Ms. Carol Vallone, Chief Executive Office & President, WebCT, Inc.; Dr. James Duderstadt, Director, Millenium Project, Univ. of Michigan
OLPA Staff Contact: Sheila Macklin


Date: May 4, 2000
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: NSF Appropriations/OSTP
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Appropriations/VA, HUD & Independent Agencies
NSF Witness: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: April 4, 2000
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: H-143 Capitol
Hearing: FY 2001 Budget
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Appropriations/VA, HUD & Independent Agencies
NSF Witness: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 30, 2000
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: USGCRP & the Issue of Climatet
Committee: Senate Energy & Natural Resources
NSF Witness: Dr. Margaret Leinen, AD, GEO
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 15, 2000
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: NSF Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Authorization Request, Part III: A View from Outside NSF
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Basic Research
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 9, 2000
Time: 2:30 pm
Hearing: NSF's FY 2001 Budget Request (Postponed)
Committee: Senate Commerce/Science, Technology & Space Subcommittee
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 8, 2000
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: NSF Appropriations/NASA/OSTP (Postponed)
Committee: Senate Appropriations/VA, HUD & Independent Agencies
Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 1, 2000
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: NGI and Large Scale Networking
Committee: Senate Commerce/Science, Technology & Space Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF
Other Witnesses: Dr. Neal Lane, OSTP; Dr. Donald Lindberg, National Library of Medicine; Dr. F. L. Fernandez, DARPA; Presidents of the Univ. of MS & the Univ of Tenn-Chattanooga
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: February 29, 2000
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: NSF FY 2001 Budget Authorization Request, Part II Education and Human Resources
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witness: Dr. Judith Sunley, Interim Assistant Director, EHR
Other Witnesses: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: February 16, 2000
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: FY 2001 Budget Request
Committee: House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Basic Research
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, NSF Director; Dr. Eamon Kelly, Chairman, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: February 2, 2000
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Federal Role in K-12 Mathematics Reform
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Education and the Workforce/Early Childhood, Youth and Families & Postsecondary Education, Training and Life-Long Learning
NSF Witness: Dr. Judy Sunley, Interim Assistant Director, EHR
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner