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Committee on Programs and Plans - NSB Meeting

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National Science Foundation
August 12, 2008
8:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Room 1235

Open Session: 8:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  1. Approval of May 6, 2008 CPP Minutes

  2. Committee Chairman's Remarks
      Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, CPP Chairman

  3. Subcommittee on Polar Issues (SOPI):
      Dr. Jon Strauss, SOPI Chairman
      Dr. Joan Frye, SOPI Executive Secretary

    1. Approval of May 6, 2008 SOPI Minutes
    2. SOPI Chairman's Remarks
    3. Director's Report-Office of Polar Programs
      • Update on U.S. Antarctic Program Process for Request for Proposals for Support Contractor
      • The "I" in International Polar Year (IPY)
    4. Fuel Costs, IPY, and USAP Infrastructure & Logistics

  4. Task Force on Sustainable Energy (SE):
      Drs. Dan Arvizu & Jon Strauss, SE Co-Chairmen
      Ms. Tami Tamashiro, SE Executive Secretary

    1. Approval of May 6, 2008 SE Minutes
    2. SE Co-Chairmen's Remarks
    3. Discussion and Summary of June 19, 2008 Roundtable Discussion
    4. Discussion of September 4, 2008 Roundtable Discussion

  5. NSB Action: Report to Congress on Interdisciplinary Research

  6. NSB Information Item: Competition for the Award of a Cooperative Agreement for the Management and Operation of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC)

  7. Discussion Item: Major Research Facilities and Facility Plan

  8. Discussion Item: Review of MREFC Process

  9. NSB Item: Examination of Priority Order of MREFC New Starts

  10. Science Presentation: Dr. Richard Buckius, Assistant Director, ENG
      Title: "Our World Is Engineered"

Closed Session: 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

  1. NSB Information Item: High Performance Computing (HPC) Awards

  2. NSB Action Item: Protein Data Bank Management

  3. NSB Action Item: General Social Survey

  4. Overview of Science of Learning Centers Actions

  5. NSB Action Item: Science of Learning Center Proposal #1

  6. NSB Action Item: Science of Learning Center Proposal #2

  7. NSB Action Item: Science of Learning Center Proposal #3


Sonya Mallinoff
Executive Secretary


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