National Science Foundation is marking 50 years of accomplishment.
Please join us in our celebration of knowledge, discovery, and
progress to make a better world for us all.
or not you are conscious of it, every taxpayer, educator, policymaker,
researcherin fact, every citizen who used a computer or
simply shopped at a supermarketplayed a role in the science
and technology revolution that marked the latter half of the 20th
As we at
NSF celebrate this milestone anniversary, we can point with quiet
pride to the many, many ways education and fundamental research
supported by NSF has served our society in practical, beneficial
ways. Youll find some of them on the cover of this official
NSF50 poster (pictured at right), and others described on its
We can expect
many more science and technology educational advances in the future.
The challenges our nation will face in the 21st century will be
daunting, but our confidence in overcoming them is even greater.
We are looking ahead to a future of exciting discovery.
R. Colwell, Director