With this report the National Science Board recognizes one of the most faithful readers, supporters, and critics of science and engineering, Congressman George E. Brown, Jr., who died in 1999. Congressman Brown was a friend of science and an extraordinary leader whose distinguished career in public service for three decades as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives enlightened science and technology policy.
The National Science Board extends its appreciation to the staff of the National Science Foundation for preparing this report. Organizational responsibility for the volume was assigned to the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, Bennett I. Bertenthal, former Assistant Director, and Wanda E. Ward, Acting Assistant Director. Primary responsibility for the production of the volume was assigned to the Science and Engineering Indicators Program, under the direction of Jennifer Sue Bond of the Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS); Lynda Carlson, Division Director; Mary J. Frase, Deputy Division Director; and Jeanne E. Griffith, former Division Director. The Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Luther S. Williams, former Assistant Director, and Judith S. Sunley, Interim Assistant Director, also contributed to portions of the report.
The primary authors of the manuscript were:
|Chapter 1:||William A. Blanpied, INT & Jennifer Sue Bond, SRS|
|Chapter 2:||Steven Payson and John E. Jankowski, Jr., SRS|
|Chapter 3:||R. Keith Wilkinson, SRS, and Mark C. Regets, SRS|
|Chapter 4:||Jean M. Johnson, SRS|
|Chapter 5:||Larry E. Suter, EHR, and Patricia Butler, Westat, under contract to SRS|
|Chapter 6:||Rolf Lehming, SRS, and Alan Rapoport, SRS|
|Chapter 7:||Lawrence M. Rausch, SRS|
|Chapter 8:||Melissa Pollak, SRS|
|Chapter 9:||David Cheney and Maria Papadakis, SRI International, under contract to SRS|
Jennifer Sue Bond, Melissa Pollak, Jean M. Johnson and Thomas M. Smith directed the physical production of the volume; Derek L. Hill, SRS, Deborah A. Collins, SRS, and David Rosenblum, SRS Intern, made substantive and statistical contributions; Vellamo Lahti, SRS, provided secretarial support; and Martha James, SRS, provided administrative assistance. Additional valuable assistance was received from the contributors and reviewers listed in Appendix A. The entire SRS staff generously provided both data and expertise.
Overall editing and coordination of the report was performed by Westat and associates (listed in Appendix A). Eileen Kessler and the staff of OmniDigital Studio, Inc., provided desktop publishing and composition services. Anne M. Houghton, SRS Publications Manager, managed the editing and composition contracts and provided guidance for the production of the report. Leland Scott of the NSF Publication Services Section managed the printing process and James Caras designed the cover. John Gawalt, SRS, was responsible for making this publication available on the World Wide Web (http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/). Web design, programming, and HTML coding were performed by Debbie Fleming, Andy Black, De Vo, Marjorie Silvernail, Kathy Barquin, Jennifer Nowak, and Manoj Negandhi of Compuware Corporation.
NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA), under the guidance of Julia A. Moore, Director, and Michael C. Sieverts, Acting Director, provided media and Congressional liaison support for the report. Special thanks go to Mary E. Hanson and Bill Noxon for media support and Joel M. Widder, Deputy Director, David Stonner, and Shirley Day for Congressional relations support.