Media Advisory 06-021

National Science Board to Meet August 9-10

August 7, 2006

The National Science Board (NSB) will hold its 393rd meeting Aug. 9-10, 2006, at the National Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.This is one of NSB's regular meetings related to general national science and engineering policy issues of interest and specific NSF activities.

Media representatives are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. The full meeting agenda is available at

Highlights of open sessions include:

Weds., Aug. 9
  • Hurricane Science and Engineering Discussion of Draft Report (Committee on Programs and Plans Task Force on Hurricane Science and Engineering, 9:15-10:00 a.m., room 1235)
  • Cyberinfrastructure Vision, Status of the Petascale System Acquisition (Committee on Programs and Plans, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., room 1235)

Thurs., Aug. 10

  • Discussion of NSF Strategic Plan FY 2006-2011 (Committee on Strategy and Budget, 11:00-11:30 a.m., room 1235)
  • Open Plenary Session, 1:30-3:30 p.m., room 1235

Visitors to the sessions should register at the security desk, 9th & Stuart Streets entrance.Directions are posted at


Media Contacts
Leslie Fink, National Science Foundation, (703) 292-5395,

Program Contacts
Jean Pomeroy, National Science Board, (703) 292-7000,

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) 2015, its budget is $7.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 48,000 competitive proposals for funding, and makes about 11,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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