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Indicators 2002
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National Science Board
Letter of Transmittal



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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, Norman M. Bradburn, Assistant Director.

Primary responsibility for the production of the volume was assigned to the Science and Engineering Indicators Program under the direction of Rolf Lehming, Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS); Lynda Carlson, Division Director; Mary J. Frase, Deputy Division Director.

Overview. Rolf Lehming, SRS

Chapter 1. Thomas M. Smith, formerly SRS

Chapter 2. Jean M. Johnson, SRS, Terry S. Woodin, EHR

Chapter 3. R. Keith Wilkinson, Mark C. Regets, SRS

Chapter 4. John E. Jankowski, Francisco A. Moris, SRS; Steven Payson, formerly SRS

Chapter 5. Rolf Lehming, Alan I. Rapoport, Derek Hill, SRS

Chapter 6. Lawrence M. Rausch, SRS

Chapter 7. Melissa Pollak, SRS

Chapter 8. David Cheney, SRI International, under contract to SRS

Rolf Lehming, Thomas M. Smith, and Alan I. Rapoport directed the physical production of the volume which benefited from extensive contributions from SRS staff. The Division's senior staff and survey managers assured timely availability of data under often stringent deadlines: Richard J. Bennof, Joan S. Burrelli, Leslie J. Christovich, Mary J. Golladay, Susan T. Hill, John E. Jankowski, Kelly H. Kang, Nirmala Kannankutty, Mary M. Machen, Ronald L. Meeks, Melissa F. Pollak, John Tsapogas, and Raymond M. Wolfe. Mary J. Frase and Ronald S. Fecso provided advice with statistical and data presentation issues. Deborah A. Collins, Vellamo Lahti, Rajinder Raut, Felicia Hairston, Terri Smith, and Martha M. James rendered logistical support. John R. Gawalt managed editorial, printing, and Web support, and Wayne K. Thomas oversaw the project's contractual aspects.

Members of the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators Subcommittee, chaired by Richard M. Tapia, provided guidance and support throughout the preparation of this report. Mary F. Poats, Executive Secretary, ensured smooth coordination with the Subcommittee. However, the report also benefited from the close involvement of all NSB members, from development of narrative outlines to intensive reviews. The Board members' generous contribution of time, effort, and expertise under often stringent schedules is gratefully acknowledged.

National Science Board staff under the direction of Marta Cehelsky offered needed assistance and advice: Daryl Chubin, Gerard R. Glaser, Jean Pomeroy, Catherine J. Hines, Janice E. Baker, and Annette M. Dreher. The other contributors and reviewers listed in Appendix A provided valuable comments and expertise.

Overall editing and coordination of the report was performed by Beverly Cook and associates of Aspen Systems Corporation. Eileen Kessler and the staff of OmniDigital Studio, Inc., provided desktop publishing and composition services. Mary J. Frase and John R. Gawalt produced special Information Cards, and John R. Gawalt was responsible for making this publication available on the World Wide Web <>. Web design, programming, and HTML coding were performed by De Vo, Bridget Tuthill, Marjorie Silverwand, Jennifer Nowak, Elise Manalang, and Jason Shaffer of Compuware Corporation.

NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA), under the guidance of Curtis Suplee, Director, provided media and Congressional liaison support for the report. Special thanks go to Mary E. Hanson and Bill Noxon for media support and David Stonner for Congressional relations support.

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The cover image shows the path of a neutrino, as recorded by the Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array (AMANDA), at the South Pole, supported by the National Science Foundation, the manager of the US Antarctic Program. AMANDA was designed to detect and measure neutrinos produced in cosmic sources within our galaxy and beyond, yielding important new information about cosmic objects, both poorly understood or previously unknown. The detector consists of over 500 photomultipliers buried between 1,400 and 2,400 meters deep in the ice sheet covering the region of the South Pole in Antarctica.

Image Credit: Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

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Recommended Citation top of page

National Science Board, Science and Engineering Indicators – 2002. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation, 2002 (NSB-02-1).

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