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National Science Foundation History

In Their Own Words: NSF and NSB Leaders on Science and Science Policy
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Rita R. Colwell, NSF Director 1998 - 2008

"THE "SILENT SPUTNIK" CHALLENGE FOR U.S. SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING"

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Dr. Colwell's biography.

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Neal F. Lane, NSF Director 1993 - 1998

"NSF: STILL SPRINTING AFTER 60 YEARS"

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Dr. Lane's biography.

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Walter E. Massey, NSF Director 1991 - 1993

"IS IT DÉJÀ ALL OVER AGAIN? WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST?"

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Dr. Massey's biography.

Photo: NSF/Photo by Sandy Schaeffer

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Erich Bloch, NSF Director 1984 - 1990

"NSF AND NATIONAL RESEARCH PRIORITIES"

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Mr. Bloch's biography.

Photo: NSF/Photo by Sandy Schaeffer

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Arden L. Bement, Jr., NSF Director 2004 - 2010

"NSF AT 60: THE SEARCH, THE SERVICE, THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE"

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Dr. Bement's biography.

Photo: Sam Kittner, kittner.com