New and updated mobile apps for NSB Science and Engineering Indicators
Users can now access S&E data via Android and Apple
The National Science Board (NSB) today announced the launch of Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) for Android. The new app joins the existing and recently updated SEI App for iPad. Both free apps provide users with access to the full content of the 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report, the premier source of information and analysis of the nation's position in science and engineering (S&E) education and research.
Produced by the NSB and the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), SEI is used by Congress, the administration, the science and engineering (S&E) research and education communities, journalists and others who seek unbiased, high-quality, quantitative data related to science and technology.
"We're pleased to offer users greater access to this data-rich federal resource," said Dan Arvizu, chairman of the NSB. "The mobile apps are part of ongoing efforts by NSB and NCSES to transition SEI into the digital age, taking greater advantage of advances in available technology to enhance its value for existing and new users."
SEI includes information on science, mathematics and engineering education at all levels; the S&E workforce, domestic and international R&D performance; U.S. competitiveness in high technology and public attitudes towards and understanding of the sciences. The publication is subject to extensive review by outside experts, other federal agencies, NSB members and NCSES reviewers.
About the National Science Board
The NSB is the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation. NSB also advises the President and Congress on science and engineering policy issues. The NSB's 24 members are drawn primarily from universities and industry and represent a variety of S&E disciplines. Selected for their eminence in research, education or public service and records of distinguished service, NSB members serve six-year terms. NSF's director is an ex officio member of the NSB.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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