Science and Engineering Infrastructure for the 21st Century


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Selected Bibliography

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Bordogna, Joseph. 2000.  “Visions for Engineering Education.”  Address to the IEEE Interdisciplinary Conference Electrical and Computer Engineering Education in the Third Millennium, September 11, 2000.

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Feller, Irwin. 2002.  “The NSF Budget: How Should We Determine Future Levels?”  Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, House Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Research.  March 13, 2002.  Washington, DC. 

Georghiou, Luke, et al.  2001.  “Benchmarking the Provision of Scientific Equipment.” Science and Public Policy.  August 2001.

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Goldman, Charles A., and T. Williams.  2000.  Paying for University Research Facilities and Administration. MR-1135-1-OSTP.  Washington, DC:  RAND.

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-----.  2002b.  Statement on Guidelines for Setting Priority for Major Research Facilities. November 2002, NSB 02-191.

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Rich, R.H.  1999.  The Role of the National Science Foundation in Supporting Advanced Network Infrastructure: Views of the Research Community.  Washington, DC:  American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Rippen, Helga.  2001.  “A Framework for the Information Technology Infrastructure for Bio-terrorism (Draft).”  December 7, 2001.  Washington, DC:  RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute.

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The Space and Aeronomy Collaboratory (SPARC):

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