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Contents  
Foreword by Walter Cronkite  
Introduction - The National Science Foundation at 50: Where Discoveries Begin, by Rita Colwell  
Internet: Changing the Way we Communicate  
Advanced Materials: The Stuff Dreams are Made of  
Education: Lessons about Learning  
Manufacturing: The Forms of Things Unknown  
Arabidopsis: Map-makers of the Plant Kingdom  
Decision Sciences: How the Game is Played  
Visualization: A Way to See the Unseen  
Environment: Taking the Long View  
Astronomy: Exploring the Expanding Universe  
Science on the Edge: Arctic and Antarctic Discoveries  
Disaster and Hazard Mitigation  
About the Photographs  
Acknowledgments
About the NSF  
Chapter Index  
Acknowledgments
 

Acknowledgments

The credit for the discoveries highlighted in America's Investment in the Future belongs to the thousands of scientists, engineers, educators, universities, and research centers that the National Science Foundation has supported since 1950. Just as advances in science and engineering are the result of collaboration, so, too, is this book celebrating the Foundation's first fifty years.

America's Investment in the Future was developed by NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA), under the guidance of Acting Director Michael Sieverts. Ellen Weir, acting head of OLPA's Communications Resources Section, is the project director.

The book reflects the vision of former OLPA Director Julia A. Moore, currently a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Stacy Springer, former head of the Communications Resources Section, oversaw the project through much of its development.

NSF is grateful to Low + Associates, Inc. for its communications expertise. Terry Savage directed a talented team of writers, editors, and designers that included Cindy Lollar, Adam Saynuk, Chris Leonard, Susan Lopez Mele, Scott Allison, and Christine Enright Henke.

The Foundation thanks Mike Cialdella of The Foundry for his print management expertise, and also acknowledges the excellent prepress and printing services of Hoechstetter Printing.

NSF expresses its thanks both to the authors and editors who researched and wrote about the scientists, engineers, teachers, and others who, with support from NSF, made discoveries that have changed the way we live, and to the many reviewers, who ensure that what we say is true.


Internet

Internet

AUTHORS:
Suzanne Harris and Amy Hansen

EDITORS:
Amy Hansen and Ellen Weir

REVIEWERS:
Mike Bailey, San Diego Supercomputing Center
William Bainbridge, National Science Foundation
Jerome Daen, National Science Foundation
Tom DeFanti, University of Illinois
Tom Finholt, University of Michigan
Tom Garritano, National Science Foundation
Charles Goodrich, University of Maryland
Ellen Hoffman, Merit Network
Jack Johnson, Scripps Research Institute
Larry Landweber, University of Wisconsin
Mark Luker, EDUCAUSE
David Mills, University of Delaware
George Strawn, National Science Foundation
Ken Weiss, Pennsylvania State University
Stephen Wolff, Cisco Systems
Paul Young, Cisco Systems

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Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials

AUTHOR:
Suzanne Harris

EDITORS:
Amy Hansen and Ellen Weir

REVIEWERS:
Norbert M. Bikales, National Science Foundation
Robert Curl, Rice University
Alan Gent, University of Akron
W. Lance Haworth, National Science Foundation
Alan Heeger, University of California at Santa Barbara
Art Heuer, Case Western Reserve University
Lynn Jelinsky, Cornell University
Joseph P. Kennedy, University of Akron
Harold Kroto, Sussex University
David Lee, Cornell University
Andrew J. Lovinger, National Science Foundation
Alan MacDiarmid, University of Pennsylvania
Douglas Osheroff, Stanford University
Lynn Preston, National Science Foundation
Donald Paul, University of Texas
Robert Richardson, Cornell University
Richard Smalley, Rice University
Richard Stein, University of Massachusetts
Ulrich Strom, National Science Foundation
Samuel Stupp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thomas A. Weber, National Science Foundation
Loannis Yannas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Education

Education

AUTHOR AND EDITOR:
Cindy Lollar

REVIEWERS:
David Anderson, Wake Forest University
William Blanpied, National Science Foundation
John Bradley, National Science Foundation
Jane Butler Kahle, National Science Foundation
Roosevelt Calbert, National Science Foundation (retired)
John Cherniavsky, National Science Foundation
Daryl Chubin, National Science Board Office
Susan Duby, National Science Foundation
Arthur Eisenkraft, Bedford Public Schools
Elissa Elliott, TEA teacher
Hughes Pack, Northfield Mount Hermon School
Lynn Preston, National Science Foundation
Lawrence Scadden, National Science Foundation
Susan Snyder, National Science Foundation
Dorothy Stout, National Science Foundation
Jane Stutsman, National Science Foundation
Wayne Sukow, National Science Foundation
Judith Sunley, National Science Foundation
Linda Walker, Cobb Middle School
Gerry Wheeler, National Science Teachers Association

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing

AUTHORS:
Bruce Schechter and Cindy Lollar

EDITOR:
Cindy Lollar

REVIEWERS:
Joseph Bordogna, National Science Foundation
Morris Cohen, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Graves, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
George Hazelrigg, National Science Foundation
Bruce Kramer, National Science Foundation
Louis Martin-Vega, National Science Foundation
Lynn Preston, National Science Foundation
Mihail C. Roco, National Science Foundation
Herbert Voelcker, Cornell University
Eugene Wong, University of California at Berkeley
Paul Wright, University of California at Berkeley

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Arabidopsis

Arabidopsis

AUTHOR:
Suzanne Harris

EDITORS:
Amy Hansen and Ellen Weir

REVIEWERS:
Machi Dilworth, National Science Foundation
David Meinke, Oklahoma State University
Elliot Meyerowitz, California Institute of Technology
DeLill Nasser, National Science Foundation
Chris Somerville, Carnegie Institution of Washington

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Decision Sciences

Decision Sciences

AUTHORS:
Suzanne Harris and Peter Gwynne

EDITORS:
Terry Savage

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Dale Glasgow

REVIEWERS:
Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology
Catherine Eckel, National Science Foundation
Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University
Howard Kunreuther, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Leland, National Science Foundation
Paul Milgrom, Stanford University
Dan Newlon, National Science Foundation
Charlie Plott, California Institute of Technology
Al Roth, University of Pittsburgh

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Visualization

Visualization

AUTHORS:
Sheila Donoghue and Suzanne Harris

EDITORS:
Amy Hansen and Ellen Weir

REVIEWERS:
Tom DeFanti, University of Illinois
Don Greenberg, Cornell University
Richard S. Hirsh, National Science Foundation
Anne Morgan Spalter, Brown University
Andries van Dam, Brown University

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Environment

Environment

AUTHORS:
Mari Jensen and Cindy Lollar

EDITOR:
Cindy Lollar

REVIEWERS:
Sandy J. Andelman, University of California at Santa Barbara
Scott Collins, National Science Foundation
Charles Driscoll, Syracuse University
Cheryl Dybas, National Science Foundation
Penelope Firth, National Science Foundation
Nancy Grimm, CAP LTER, Arizona State University
W. Franklin Harris, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Timothy K. Kratz, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Gene Likens, Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University
Robert Parmenter, Sevilleta LTER, University of New Mexico
Steward Pickett, Baltimore LTER
Martha J. Powell, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
Charles L. Redman, Arizona State University
Joann Roskoski, National Science Foundation
James Rodman, National Science Foundation
David Tilman, University of Minnesota
Jianguo Wu, Arizona State University West
Terry Yates, Sevilleta LTER, University of New Mexico

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Astronomy

Astronomy

AUTHORS:
James White, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and Suzanne Harris

EDITOR:
Terry Savage

REVIEWERS:
Morris Aizenman, National Science Foundation
Gregory D. Bothun, University of Oregon
Gregory Bryan, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
R. Paul Butler, San Francisco State University
J. Richard Fisher, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Wendy Freedman, Carnegie Observatories
Andrea Ghez, University of California at Los Angeles
John Leibacher, National Optical Astronomy Observatories; Director of Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG)
Geoffrey Marcy, San Francisco State University
Jeremy Mould, Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
Michael Norman, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Vera Rubin, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Bernard Sadoulet, University of California at Berkeley
Walter Stockwell, University of California at Berkeley
R. Brent Tully, University of Hawaii
Alexander Wolszczan, Pennsylvania State University

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Arctic & Antarctic Research

Arctic and Antarctic Research

AUTHORS:
Guy Guthridge, Faye Korsmo, and Suzanne Harris

EDITOR:
Cindy Lollar

REVIEWERS:
Erick Chiang, National Science Foundation
Karl Erb, National Science Foundation
John Lynch, National Science Foundation
Lynn Simarski, National Science Foundation
Paul Young, University of Washington

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Disasters & Hazard Mitigation

Disasters and Hazart Mitigation

AUTHOR:
Jeff Rosenfeld

EDITOR:
Cindy Lollar

REVIEWERS:
William Anderson, National Science Foundation
Anatta, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Deborah Chung, University of Buffalo
Jay Fein, National Science Foundation
Michael Glantz, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Donald Goralski, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering, University of Buffalo
Tom Henyey, Southern California Earthquake Center, University of Southern California
Michael Knolker, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Shih Chi Liu, National Science Foundation
Stephen Mahin, University of California at Berkeley
Kishor Mehta, Texas Tech University
Vanessa Richardson, National Science Foundation
Kathleen Tierney, University of Delaware
Lucy Warner, National Center for Atmospheric Research
James Whitcomb, National Science Foundation
Stan Williams, Arizona State University
Stephen Zebiak, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

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