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What is NSF50?

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Where
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A Short History of NSF

Participating
in NSF50

A Note From the Director

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Highlights of the NSF 50th Anniversary Celebration

The NSF50 celebration is being planned to include all whose lives have been touched by NSF-funded research and all who have a stake in the Nation’s scientific and technological future—which is to say, every American. Please watch for the events and publications listed below. Each one is aimed at helping to build the science-literate public the Nation will need in order to face the challenges of the next century. For more information about NSF and its programs, visit our website. www.nsf.gov

EVENTS FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
National Science & Technology Week 2000:Scheduled for April 30–May 6, 2000, NSTW will feature a broad range of national and local events, from a series of special lectures to school and community science fairs.

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
“JumpStart 2000, Your Chance to Build a Better Century” is a national science and technology challenge for students in grades K–12 that is developed and sponsored by Parade and react magazines, the National Science Board, the governing board of the National Science Foundation, and in partnership with the White House Millennium Council. The program invites all students to identify and share their hopes and concerns for the future and to apply science and technology to propose innovative solutions to important national or global issues. The effort also enlists the aid of teachers or other adult coaches. 
1-800-991-1441

Find Out Why: In partnership with Time & Life Co.’s Time For Kids,NSF will provide nearly three-quarters of a million children and families with Find Out Why, a hands-on science magazine designed to inspire children to explore intriguing science questions with their friends and families. Call the number below to subscribe to Time For Kids. www.timeforkids.com 1-800-777-8600; www.nsf.gov/findoutwhy

Bayer/NSF Award for Community Innovation: With Bayer Corporation, the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, and Discover magazine, NSF will expand this successful middle-school-level competition that asks young people to solve community challenges using everyday science. www.nsf.gov/bayer-nsf-award.htm
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