National Science Board to meet Feb. 2-3, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia
Meeting will include updates on NEON and a report on NSF's use of cooperative agreements to support large scale research investments
The National Science Board (NSB) will meet Feb. 2-3, 2016, to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Members of the media and the public are invited to open portions of the meeting, which will also be webcast.
Public sessions of the meeting include:
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 (Room 1235):
8:00-8:30 a.m. Reports from NSB Chair and NSF Director
8:30-10:10 a.m. Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)
1:50-2:35 p.m. Joint meeting-Committee on Programs and Plans, Committee on Strategy and Budget, and Subcommittee on Facilities
3:40-4:10 p.m. Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF)
4:10-5:10 p.m. Committee on Audit and Oversight (AO)
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 (Room 1235):
8:50-9:50 a.m. Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)
9:50-10:05 a.m. Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)
1:00-1:30 p.m. Plenary Open Session
Visit the National Science Board's public meetings page for the full meeting agenda.
The NSB is the 25-member policymaking body for NSF and advisory body to the president and Congress on science and engineering issues. Drawn from industry and universities, and representing a variety of science and engineering disciplines and geographic areas, NSB members are selected for their eminence in research, education or public service, and records of distinguished service. NSB members are appointed for six-year terms. The NSF director is an ex officio member of the Board. Learn more about the NSB and its current composition here.
Note: Reporters are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. All sessions will be held at the NSF headquarters, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia. Journalists interested in attending and covering the meeting should contact Nadine Lymn, (703) 292-2490.
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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