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Last Updated: 10/27/2004

The National Science Board is an independent policy body established by Congress in 1950 with dual responsibilities to:

  • Oversee and guide the activities of, and establish policies for, the National Science Foundation; and
  • Serve as an independent national science policy body that provides advice to the President and the Congress on policy issues related to science and engineering that have been identified by the President, Congress or the Board itself.

The Board has 24 members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, plus the NSF Director as an ex officio member. More>>>

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On September 23, 2004, President Bush nominated eight candidates to serve on the National Science Board for six-year terms from 2004 to 2010.


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Summary Report October 2004 NSB Meeting

Major Actions and Approvals of the October 2004 NSB Meeting

Agendas for the October 13-14, 2004 NSB Meeting

Approved Minutes of the August 2004 NSB Meeting

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Science and Engineering Indicators Report, 2004


Summary Report August 2004 NSB Meeting

Major Actions and Approvals of the August 2004 NSB Meeting

Agendas for the August 2004 Meeting

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A Companion to Science and Engineering Indicators, 2004



Approved Minutes of May 2004 NSB Meeting


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National Science Board:
White Paper on Priority Setting Process for Large Facility





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Merit Review Process Report, 2003




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National Science Board:
Statement on Math and Science Partnerships




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National Science Board Report:
A Report to Congress on the Budgetary and Programatic Expansion of the National Science Foundation
"Fulfilling the Promise"



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National Science Board Report:
The Science and Engineering Workforce
Realizing America's Potential

  NSB Report Cover Page: A History in Highllights 1950-2000

The National Science Board:
A History in Highlights 1950-2000



Dr. Nina Federoff Dr. Michaeil Rossman Dr. Daniel Hastings Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman Dr. Douglas Randall Dr. Kenneth Ford Dr. Maxine Savitz Dr. Steven Beering Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez Dr. Robert Richardson Dr. Daniel Simberloff Dr. George Langford Dr. Joseph Miller Dr. Ray  Bowen Dr. Luis Sequira Dr. Anita Jones Dr. Barry Barish Dr. Warren Washington Dr. Rita Colwell, Director NSF, 1998 - 2004. On February 23, 2004, Dr. Arden Bement was appointed by President Bush as the Acting Director of NSF Dr. Diana Natalicio Dr. Delores Etter Dr. Mark Wrighton Dr. Pamela Ferguson Dr. Michael Crosby

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