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Front Matter


The National Science Board (NSB) extends its appreciation to the staff of the National Science Foundation and to the many others, too numerous to list individually, who contributed to the preparation of this report. Primary responsibility for the production of the volume was assigned to Rolf F. Lehming, Director of the Science and Engineering Indicators Program of the Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences: Lynda T. Carlson, Division Director; Mary J. Frase, Deputy Division Director; Myron P. Gutmann, Assistant Director; Judith S. Sunley, Deputy Assistant Director; and David W. Lightfoot, former Assistant Director.

The authors of the manuscript were:

Overview. Rolf F. Lehming, SRS

Chapter 1. Martha Naomi Alt, Xianglei Chen, Leslie Hall, MPR Associates; Lawrence Burton, SRS

Chapter 2. Joan S. Burrelli, SRS

Chapter 3. Nirmala Kannankutty, Steven Proudfoot, Mark C. Regets, SRS

Chapter 4. Mark Boroush, Francisco A. Moris, Raymond M. Wolfe, SRS

Chapter 5. Ronda Britt, Joan S. Burrelli, Lawrence Burton, Leslie Christovich, SRS

Chapter 6. Derek Hill, SRS

Chapter 7. Jaquelina C. Falkenheim, SRS

Chapter 8. Paula C. Dunnigan, Taratec Corporation

The volume benefited from extensive contributions from SRS staff. The division's senior staff and survey managers assured availability of data under often stringent deadlines: Richard J. Bennof, Mark K. Fiegener, Susan T. Hill, John E. Jankowski, Kelly H. Kang, Nancy Leach, Julia Oliver, and Michael Yamaner. Jacqueline Durham assisted in acquiring data from outside sources. Stephen Cohen, Jock Black, John E. Jankowski, Jeri M. Mulrow, Emilda B. Rivers, and Fan Zhang provided advice with statistical or data presentation issues. Robert Bell and Rolf F. Lehming worked closely with authors to develop and to implement plans for several chapters in the volume.

John R. Gawalt directed the overall production of the volume. Rolfe W. Larson was responsible for editorial and printing services. Robin Pentola provided Web direction and support. Tanya Gore assisted with the final review of the appendix tables, and Rajinder Raut prepared files for review and provided a technical review of the Web site. Web design and programming were performed by De Vo, Bridget Tuthill, Jason Shaffer, Moe Than, Makiko Fisher, Micah Horvat, and Richard Ashley of Compuware Corporation. Overall editing of the report was performed by David B. Fialkoff, Janet M. McNaughton, and the staff of Lockheed Martin Business Process Solutions. The staff of OmniStudio provided composition and production services for the print and electronic materials. Many others provided much appreciated advice and assistance and are listed under Contributors and Reviewers. Overall management of the volume was provided by Rolf F. Lehming, Robert Bell, John R. Gawalt and Lynda T. Carlson.

The National Science Board Office provided vital coordination throughout the project. The National Science Board is especially grateful to Kyscha Slater for providing operations support, Jennifer Lynn Richards for assistance to the S&E Indicators Committee, and Jean M. Pomeroy for serving as Liaison to the Committee. Robert Bell and Rolf F. Lehming were the Executive Secretaries.

Dr. Steven C. Beering
Dr. Steven C. Beering
Chairman, National Science Board
Dr. Louis J. Lanzerotti
Dr. Louis J. Lanzerotti
Chairman, Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators

Cover Image

Cover imageThe cover design for Science and Engineering Indicators 2010 is based on a computer-simulated visualization of Mach 1 homogeneous turbulence. The white regions in the image show where the earlier passage of strong shock fronts heated the gas in this turbulent flow. Blue regions have the weakest vorticity, and as the vorticity increases in strength, the color goes through red to yellow and finally to white. The dynamic visualization was created at the Laboratory for Computational Science & Engineering (LCSE), a facility within the University of Minnesota's Digital Technology Center where innovative hardware and system software solutions to problems in computational science and engineering can be tested and applied. Work in the LCSE has been supported by a series of National Science Foundation equipment grants (the most recent is CNS 07-08822). (Credit: Paul Woodward, Laboratory for Computational Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota.)

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Recommended Citation

National Science Board. 2010. Science and Engineering Indicators 2010. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation (NSB 10-01).


Science and Engineering Indicators 2010   Arlington, VA (NSB 10-01) | January 2010