Public Agenda

Committee on Programs and Plans - NSB Meeting

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National Science Foundation
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 1235

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Open Session: (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

  1. Approval of Minutes for February 2008

  2. Committee Chairman's Remarks

  3. Status Report: Subcommittee on Polar Issues

       - Approval of SOPI Minutes for February 2008

  4. NSB Information Item: DataNet

  5. NSB Information Item: Science of Learning Centers (SLC) Programmatic Update

  6. NSB Information Item: General Social Survey (GSS)

  7. NSB Information Item: Competition for the Management and Operation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

  8. Discussion Item: Follow up to the NSB Report to Congress on Pre-construction Funding and Maintenance and Operations Costs Associated with Major Research Equipment and Facilities at the National Science Foundation

Closed Session: (3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  1. NSB Information Item: High Performance Computing (HPC) Program Updates

  2. NSB Action Item: Request for Proposal and Award of a Support Contract for the United States Antarctic Program

  3. NSB Action Items: LIGO Operations and Maintenance/AdvLIGO Construction

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Open Session: (10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

  1. Status Report: Task Force on Sustainable Energy

  2. NSF Update on the Working Group on Facilitating Transformative and Interdisciplinary Research (FacTIR)

  3. Discussion Item: Report to Congress on Interdisciplinary Research

  4. Science Presentation: "The Breadth of NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences"


Sonya Mallinoff
Executive Secretary