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Media Advisory 08-033
National Science Board Meets September 22 in Fairbanks, Alaska

Board members also visit NSF-supported geophysical and biological sciences research facilities

Photo of the aurora and a laser radar beam lighting up the sky at the Lidar Research Laboratory.

Aurora and a laser radar beam light up the sky on a winter's night at the Lidar Research Laboratory.
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September 22, 2008

On Monday, September 22, 2008, the National Science Board (NSB) holds the fifth of its six annual meetings at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The NSB's annual meetings address national science and engineering policy issues and oversight of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSB selected this location to recognize UAF's significant role in Arctic research in this International Polar Year.

In addition to the public meeting, NSB members will meet in closed session to conduct board business as well as tour several geophysical and biological sciences research facilities located at or near the Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR), including the Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar (AMISR) antenna, LIDAR (light detection and ranging) Observatory, Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed, Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, a potential future National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) core site, and Poker Flat Research Range rocket launch pads.

An agenda can be found on the NSB website at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/2008/0922/index.jsp.

The NSB, established by Congress in 1950, provides oversight for and establishment of the policies of the National Science Foundation. The 24-member board meets six times each year, usually five times at the NSF headquarters and once in another part of the country. The board selected UAF for its 2008 off-site meeting and retreat so that board members could experience firsthand the NSF-supported facilities in Fairbanks and learn more about UAF's participation in science and engineering initiatives.

Media representatives are invited to attend the open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act.

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Media Contacts
Lisa-Joy Zgorski, NSF, (703) 292-8311, lzgorski@nsf.gov
Jenn Wagaman, University of Alaska, (907) 474-5082, jenn@alaska.edu

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) 2014, its budget is $7.2 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) established by NSF to study climate change.
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