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Media Advisory


NSF PA/M 02-21 (NSB 02-54) - April 24, 2002

Media Briefing to Highlight New Report on Health of U.S. R&D

S&E Indicators 2002 shows surge in U.S. industry/high tech R&D

Members of the National Science Board (NSB) will discuss highlights of Science and Engineering Indicators 2002, the NSB's biennial report to the President, at a press briefing at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the National Press Club's Holeman Lounge.

The briefing and discussion will focus on: the impact of science and technology on the economy; the growth of industry research and development (R&D) activity over the last decade; and continued under-investment by the federal government in areas of research and education critical for U.S. global competitiveness.

This year's highlights will include for the first time a list of the top 20 states in R&D, noting which states have gained ground and which have lost ground since the last Indicators report in 2000.

Science and Engineering Indicators reviews, every two years, the state of science and engineering research and education in the U.S., and is the most comprehensive source of information on R&D for universities, industry and the federal government.



Richard Tapia and Anita Jones
Members, National Science Board


Media Briefing, Science and Engineering Indicators 2002


1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30, 2002


National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
14th and F Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Pre-registration is requested

To register or to receive more information contact:
William Harms (703) 292-8070/
William Noxon (703) 292-8070/



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