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Media Advisory 13-006

National Science Board to Meet May 9-10, 2013, in Arlington, Va.

Board will hear from recipients of NSF Alan T. Waterman, Public Service, and Vannevar Bush Awards

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The NSB meeting will take place at NSF headquarters in Arlington, Va., and will be webcast.

May 7, 2013

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The National Science Board (NSB) will meet May 9-10, 2013, to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). The meeting will also feature presentations from the NSB Public Service Award recipient Jo Anne Vasquez, Vannevar Bush Award recipient Neal Lane, and NSF's Alan T. Waterman Award recipient Mung Chiang.

Members of the media and the public are invited to public portions of the meeting. The meeting will be webcast.

Highlights include:

Thursday, May 9, 2013:

8:15-8:20 a.m. Chairman's Introduction (room 1235)

8:20-10:30 a.m. (concurrent sessions):

Committee on Programs and Plans (room 1235)

Committee on Science & Engineering Indicators (room 1295)

10:40-12:00 p.m. (concurrent sessions):

CSB Subcommittee on Facilities (room1295)

Committee on Audit and Oversight (room 1235)

1:30-2:30 p.m. Committee on Strategy and Budget (room 1235)

3:00-4:30 p.m. Task Force on Administration Burdens (room 1235)

Friday, May 10, 2013

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Presentations by Honorary Award Recipients: (room 1235)

  • Alan T. Waterman Award, Dr. Mung Chiang
  • Public Service Award--Individual, Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez
  • Vannevar Bush Award, Dr. Neal Lane

1:00-3:00 p.m. Plenary, which includes Chairman's Report, NSF Plan on Public Access, and NSF Director's Report (room 1235)


Media Contacts
Dana Topousis, NSF, (703) 292-7750, email:

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