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These examples highlight what I call the “dynamic tensions” that shape NSF.
Many observers have noted that the story of NSF is one of many different balancing acts:
People and Instrumentation and Facilities
The key to NSF’s success over the years is its ability to develop a balanced portfolio that embraces all of these activities.
Over the years, many have viewed these activities as being in competition with each other. In reality, they are vital to each other.
Nowhere is that more evident than in the first – in the interplay of science and engineering...