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Committee on Equal
Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
What is CEOSE?
CEOSE is a Congressionally-mandated advisory committee to
the National Science Foundation. The following excerpts from the CEOSE
charter describe the Committee and its functions.
COMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
42 U.S.C. §1885c SEC. 36 (a)
There is established within the [National Science] Foundation a
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (hereinafter
referred to as the "Committee"). The Committee shall provide advice to
the Foundation concerning (1) the implementation of the provisions of
this Act and (2) other policies and activities of the Foundation to
encourage full participation of women, minorities, and other groups
currently underrepresented in scientific, engineering, and professional
Every two years, the Committee shall prepare and transmit to the
Director a report on its activities during the previous two years and
proposed activities for the next two years. The Director shall transmit
to Congress the report, unaltered, together with such comments as the
Director deems appropriate.