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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 107th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION


Date: October 10, 2002
Time: 10:00am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: "Conducting Research During the War on Terrorism: Balancing Openness and Security"
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Dr. John H. Marburger, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the White House; Dr. Ronald Atlas, President, American Society of Microbiologists; Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood, Chancellor, University of California at Santa Cruz
NSF contact: Tony Gibson


Date: July 24, 2002
Time: 2:30pm
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Women in Science and Engineering
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: July 23, 2002
Hearing: Markup of National Science Foundation Fiscal 2003 Budget
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent Agencies


Date: July 11, 2002
Time: 9:30am
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Global Climate Change and the U.S. climate action report.
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Witnesses: Outside Witnesses
Committee Contact: 202-224-5115


Date: July 10, 2002
Time: 1:00pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Administration's climate change initiative.
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Dr. John H. Marburger, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the White House; Dr. James R. Mahoney, Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce; Dr. Robert G. Card, Under Secretary for Energy, Science, and Environment, Department of Energy
Committee Contact: 202-225-6371


Date: June 19, 2002
Time: 1:45pm
Location: 430 Senate Dirksen Office Building
Hearing: NSF Reauthorization: Strengthening Science Research, Development, and Education in the 21st Century
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
Witnesses: Dr. Rita R. Colwell, Director, NSF; The Honorable John Glenn, former US Senator
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: May 22, 2002
Time: 2:30pm
Location: 253 Senate Russell Office Building
Hearing: Hearing on Federal Research & Development
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Basic Research
Witnesses: Panel I: Dr. Rita R. Colwell, Director, NSF; written statement of Dr. Warren Washington, Chair, National Science Board; Dr. John Marburger, Director, OSTP; Panel II: The Honorable Newt Gingrich, The Gingrich Group; Mr. John Podesta, Georgetown Law Center; Dr. Alan I. Leshner, AAAS; Mr. Thomas McCoy, Montana State University; Dr. Marsha R. Torr, Virginia Commonwealth University
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: May 15, 2002
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hearing: Hearing on FY03 Appropriations
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on VA/HUD & Independent Agencies
Witnesses: Dr. Rita R. Colwell, Director, NSF; Dr. Warren M. Washington, Chairman, NSB; statement by Dr. Christine C. Boesz, Inspector General, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: May 9, 2002
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)
Hearing: Hearing on National Science Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2002
Committee: House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: William Brinkman, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Princeton University, President, American Physical Association; Ioannis Miaoulis, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, Associate Provost, Tufts University; Colleen Robar, Vice President, Ardesta; C.D. Mote, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: April 25, 2002
Hearing: Markup of the NSF authorization bill and the NSF undergraduate bill
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Research


Date: April 24, 2002
Time: 2:30pm
Location: 253 Senate Russell Office Building
Hearing: Homeland Security and the Technology Sector: S. 2037 and H.R. 3394
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space
Witnesses: Dr. George Strawn, Acting Assistant Director, CISE
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: April 17, 2002
Time: 10:00am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: New directions for Climate Research and Technology Initiatives
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
Committee Contact: 202-225-6371


Date: April 11, 2002
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: H-143 Capitol
Hearing: FY03 Appropriations
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA/HUD & Independent Agencies
Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director of the National Science Foundation, and Dr. Eamon Kelly, Chairman of the National Science Board
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 20, 2002
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: No NSF Witness
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: March 13, 2002
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The NSF Budget: How Should We Determine Future Levels?
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Stephen Director, Ph.D., Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Robert J. Vlasic, Dean of Engineering, University of Michigan; Scott Donnelly, Senior Vice President, Corporate Research and Development, General Electric Company; Irwin Feller, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, The Pennsylvania State University; Karen S. Harpp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Colgate University
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 13, 2002
Hearing: Terrorism
Committee: House Science Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Samuel Bodman, Representative from the Department of Energy


Date: March 7, 2002
Time: 10:30am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Meeting the Demands of the Knowledge Based Economy: Strengthening Undergraduate Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: Carl Wieman, Professor, Physics, 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics Recipient, University of Colorado, Boulder; Kathleen Howard, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Swarthmore College; Danniel Wubah, Professor, Biology, James Madison University; Steven Johnson, Provost/COO, Sinclair Community College; Narl Davidson, Professsor, Medical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology


Date: March 6, 2002
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: World Trade Center Aftermath
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: NIST, FEMA and NSF-funded researcher, Dr. Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl


Date: February 28, 2002
Time: 10:00am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The NOAA Sea Grant Program: Review and Reauthorization
Committee: House Science Committee Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards
Committee Contact: 202-225-6371


Date: February 27, 2002
Time: 2:00pm
Location: 253 Senate Russell Office Building
Hearing: Digital Divide and Minority Serving Institutions
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Science, Technology and Space Subcommittee
Witnesses: Antonio Flores, President/CEO, Hispanic Assn. of Colleges and Universities, San Antonio, TX; William Gray, III, President/CEO, United Negro College Fund, Fairfax, VA; Frederick Humphries, President/CEO, National Assn. for Equal Opportunity in Higher education, Silver Spring, MD; Gerald Monette, President, Turtle Mountain Community College, Chairman, Technology Committee, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Alexandria, VA; Juliet Garcia, President, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX; Marie McDemmond, President, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA; George Sandoval, Network administrator, Dine College, Tsaile, AZ; Louis Sullivan, President, Morehouse School of Medicine
Committee Contact: 202-224-5115


Date: February 14, 2002
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Engineering Awards for World Trade Center (WTC) Aftermath
Committee: House Science Committee Subcommittee on Research
Witnesses: No NSF Witness


Date: February 13, 2002
Time: 10:00am to 12:00 noon
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: FY 2003 Budget request for civil science and technology programs
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
Witnesses: Dr. Rita R. Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. John H. Marburger, III, Director, OSTP; Samuel Bodman Department of Commerce; Department of Energy Representative
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner

See also: NSF & Congress Archive.