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NSF PA/M 03-51 (NSB 03-158) - November 17, 2003

National Science Board to Release Report on National Science and Engineering Workforce Issues at the Press Club
Members say new data heighten the need for government to act on several fronts

The National Science Board (NSB) will release its report on key long-term issues and challenges facing the science and engineering workforce over the next decade at a National Press Club briefing at 12:15 p.m. on Nov. 19. The Science Board is a 24-member policy body for the U.S. National Science Foundation and serves in a second role as advisors to the President and Congress on key science and engineering issues of the nation.

Four NSB members will discuss the report, entitled The Science and Engineering Workforce - Realizing America's Potential, which contains new census and visa information about the number and role of foreign-born scientists and engineers in the American workforce. The report also calls for increased participation of American minorities and women in science and engineering education and research to help maintain excellence and reduce reliance on trained workers from other countries.

The 20-minute media briefing will be followed by an opportunity for reporters to ask questions of board members.

Journalists may review the entire report prior to the Press Club meeting. Call the media contact listed below for details.



Warren M. Washington, National Center for Atmospheric Research and Chair, National Science Board
Joseph A. Miller, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President, Corning, Inc., and Chair, NSB Task Force on National Workforce Policies (NWP)
George M. Langford, Professor of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, and Chair, NSB Committee on Education and Human Resources
Diana Natalicio, President, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and Vice Chair, National Science Board and NWP task force member


Release and discussion of The Science and Engineering Workforce - Realizing America's Potential


Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.


National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge
National Press Building
529 14th St. N.W.,
Washington, D.C.

For more information contact:

Media contact:

 Bill Noxon

 (703) 292-7750

Program contact:

 Jean Pomeroy

 (703) 292-7000


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