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Media Advisory 15-007

National Science Board to meet May 5-6, 2015, in Arlington, Va.

Open session highlights include presentations by this year's NSF Waterman awardee and NSB's Vannevar Bush and Public Service award recipients

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NSB meets May 5-6, 2015.

May 4, 2015

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The National Science Board (NSB) will meet May 5-6, 2015, to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Members of the media and the public are invited to public portions of the meeting. The meeting will also be webcast.

Open session highlights include:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (Room 1235)

8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Chairman's Introduction
8:05 - 9:05 a.m. Committee on Audit and Oversight: approval of OIG semiannual report materials, NSF FY 2014 merit review report, updates from Inspector General and Chief Financial Officer
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Committee on Strategy and Budget: NSF FY16 budget update
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Committee on Programs and Plans: information items: Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source and Advanced LIGO
11:15 - 11:55 a.m. Plenary Open
11:15 - 11:35 a.m. Presentation by NSB Group Public Service Awardee: Ellen Futter, president, American Museum of Natural History
11:35 - 11:55 a.m. Presentation by NSB Group Public Service Awardee: Ioannis Miaoulis, president, Museum of Science, Boston, National Center for Technological Literacy

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (Room 1235)

10:45 - 11:25 a.m. Plenary Open
10:45 - 11:05 a.m. Presentation by NSF Waterman awardee, Andrea Alù
11:05 - 11:25 a.m. Presentation by NSB Vannevar Bush recipient, James Duderstadt
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Plenary Open: chairman's report; resolution vote; director's report; open committee reports, chairman's remarks
1:15 - 3:00 p.m. Committee on Science and Engineering Indicators: discussion of roll-out of STEM workforce report; review and discussion of Indicators 2016 draft chapters

Visit the National Science Board's public meetings page 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 board. Learn more about the NSB and its current composition here.

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, Va. Journalists interested in attending and covering the meeting should contact Nadine Lymn at (703)-292-2490.


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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) 2020, its budget is $8.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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