National Science Board to Meet February 14 to 16 at NSF Headquarters
Presentations about the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, an NRC study on the health and competitiveness of our nationís research universities, and updates on major facilities and cyberinfrastructure plans are on the agenda
The National Science Board (NSB) will embark on its first of five meetings of 2011 related to national science and engineering policy issues and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 14, 15 and 16, 2011.
Members of the media and the public are invited to public portions of the meeting. Highlights include:
Monday, February 14, 2011
12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Committee on Programs and Plans
The NSB will discuss:
The NSB will receive information on:
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Plenary Open
The NSB will have presentations on:
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Committee on Strategy and Budget
1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Joint Session of the Committee on Strategy and Budget and the Committee on Programs and Plans
There will presentations on:
3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Committee on Strategy and Budget, Subcommittee on Facilities
There will be a discussion of the following items:
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - Committee on Programs and Plans, Subcommittee on Polar Issues
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Committee on Education and Human Resources
10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators
Visit the NSB website for the full meeting agenda.
The NSB is the 25-member policymaking body for NSF and advisory body to the president and Congress on science and engineering issues. Drawn from industry and universities, and representing a variety of science and engineering disciplines and geographic areas, NSB members are selected for their eminence in research, education or public service, and records of distinguished service. NSB members are appointed for six-year terms. The NSF director is an ex officio member of the NSB. The newest members of the NSB were sworn in during the December 2008 meeting. For more background on the NSB and its current composition, visit the NSB website.
Note: Reporters are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. All sessions will be held at the NSF headquarters: 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia. Journalists interested in attending and covering the meeting and/or interviewing NSF or NSB officials should contact Dana Topousis at 703-292-7750 by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2010, to make arrangements.
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) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
Useful NSF Web Sites: