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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 107th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION


Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Strengthening NSF-Sponsored Agricultural Biotechnology Research
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee; Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Dr. Mary Clutter, Assistant Director, Biological Sciences Directorate, NSF; Dr. Robert Paarlberg, Policital Scientist/International Agriculture and Biotech Policy; Dr. Charles Arntzen, Edible Vaccine Researcher; Dr. Catherine Ives, MSU/ Director of the Agriculture Biotechnology Support Project and USAID Expert on BioFuel/ BioProcess research related to agriculture
NSF contact: Karen Pearce


Date: September 6, 2001
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Major Research Equipment
Hearing summary
Committee: Committee on Science; Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF; Dr. Anita K. Jones, Vice Chair, NSB; Dr. Christine C. Boesz, Inspector General, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 31, 2001
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Innovation in Information Technology: Beyond Faster Computers and Higher Bandwidth
Committee: Committee on Science; Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering; Dr. Hans-Werner Braun, Research Scientist at the San Diego Supercomputing Center; Dr. Helen Berman, the Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry; Ms. Carol Wideman, CEO and founder of Vcom3D; Mr. Bill Blake, the Vice-President for High-Performance Technical Computing at Compaq Computer Corporation
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: July 12, 2001
Time: 1:00pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Oversight Hearing on Ocean Exploration, and the Development and Implementaion of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems
Committee: House Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans; House Subcommittee on Research; House Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards
Witnesses:  Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF; David L. Evans, Assistant Administrator,Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research, NOAA
OLPA Staff Contact: Terry Schaff


Date: June 13, 2001
Time: 10:00am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Full committee markup of H.R. 100, National Science Education Act; H.R. 1858, the National Mathematics and Science Partnership
Committee: Committee on Science
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: June 6, 2001
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Location: 2318 House Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Hearing on NSF Oversight and Priorities
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Basic Research
Witnesses: Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Deputy Director, NSF; Dr. Mary Clutter, Assistant Director of Biological Sciences; Dr. Vicki Chandler, Professor of Plant Sciences and Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona; Dr. Daphne Preuss, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: June 6, 2001
Time: 10:00am
Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: Hearing on NSF FY02 Appropriations
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on VA/HUD and Independent Agencies
Witnesses: Dr. Colwell, Director, NSF; Dr. Kelly, Chairman, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: May 29-30, 2001
Location: Fairbanks, AK (Field Hearing)
Hearing: Hearing on Climate Change Research
Committee: Senate Committee on Appropriations


Date: May 16, 2001
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: H-143 Capitol
Hearing: Hearing on NSF FY02 Appropriations
Committee: House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on VA/HUD and Independent Agencies
Witnesses: Dr. Colwell, Director, NSF; Dr. Kelly, Chairman, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: May 10, 2001
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Hearing on Practice and Teaching
Committee: Science Committee, Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Outside


Date: April 25, 2001
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Hearing on NSF Authorization
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Dr. Colwell, Director, NSF


Date: March 21, 2001
Time: 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)
Hearing: Hearing on Life in the Subduction Zone: The Recent Nisqually Quake and the Federal Efforts to Reduce Earthquake Hazards
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Dr. John Filson, Coordinator of Earthquake Programs, USGS; Dr. Priscilla Nelson, Director, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems, NSF; Dr. Steve Palmer, Washington Department of Natural Resources; Dr. M. Meghan Miller, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Central Washington University.


Date: March 21-22, 2001
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon; 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Location: H-143 Capitol
Hearing: Hearing on NSF Budget
Committee: House Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on VA/HUD & Independent Agencies
Witnesses: Public Witnesses


Date: March 14, 2001
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Hearing on State of Climate Change Science
Committee: House Science Committee


Date: March 7, 2001
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Hearing on Math and Science Education
Committee: House Science Committee

See also: NSF & Congress Archive.