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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230 Phone, 703-306–1234

National Science Board

Chairman
Vice Chairman
Members

RICHARD N. ZARE
DIANA NATALICIO
F. ALBERT COTTON, SANFORD D.

GREENBERG, CHARLES E. Hess,
JOHN E. HOPCROFT, SHIRLEY
MALCOM, Eve L. MENGER,
CLAUDIA I. MITCHELL-KERNAN,
JAMES L. POWELL, FRANK H.T.
RHODES, IAN M. Ross, ROBERT
M. SOLOW, WARREN M.
WASHINGTON, JOHN A. WHITE,

JR., (9 VACANCIES)
NEAL F. LANE
MARTA C. CEHELSKY
LINDA G. SUNDRO
PHILIP L. SUNSHINE
MONTGOMERY K. FISHER
CLIFFORD L. BENNETT
JAMES J. ZWOLENIK

NEAL F. LANE ANNE C. PETERSEN KARL A. ERB JUDITH S. SUNLEY

WILLIAM A. LESTER

(Ex officio)
Executive Officer
Inspector General
Deputy Inspector General
Counsel to the Inspector General
Assistant Inspector General for Audit

Assistant Inspector General for Oversight
Officials:
Director
Deputy Director
Senior Science Adviser
Assistant to the Director for Science Policy and

Planning Assistant to the Director for Human Resource

Development
Staff Associate
General Counsel

Deputy General Counsel
Director, Office of Legislative and Public

Affairs
Deputy Director, Office of Legislative and

Public Affairs
Director, Office of Policy Support
Director, Office of Science and Technology

Infrastructure
Director, Office of Polar Programs

Deputy Director, Office of Polar Programs
Assistant Director for Mathematical and

Physical Sciences Executive Officer Director, Division of Physics Director, Division of Chemistry Director, Division of Materials Research Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences

Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences Assistant Director for Geosciences

Deputy Assistant Director

THOMAS N. COOLEY LAWRENCE RUDOLPH THEODORE A. MILES JULIA A. MOORE

JOEL M. WIDDER

SUSAN B. COZZENS NATHANIEL G. PITTS

CORNELIUS W. SULLIVAN ERICK CHIANG, Acting WILLIAM C. HARRIS

JOHN B. HUNT
ROBERT A. EISENSTEIN
JANET G. OSTERYOUNG
THOMAS A. WEBER
HUGH M. VAN HORN
DONALD J. LEWIS
ROBERT W. CORELL
THOMAS J. BAERWALD

RICHARD S. GREENFIELD
IAN D. MACGREGOR
G. MICHAEL PURDY
MARY E. CLUTTER
JAMES L. EDWARDS
JAMES H. BROWN

JULIUS H. JACKSON

BRUCE L. UMMINGER

THOMAS E. BRADY
JOSEPH BORDOGNA
ELBERT L. MARSH
MARSHALL M. LIH

LAWRENCE S. GOLDBERG

KENNETH R. HALL

OSCAR W. DILLON, Acting

BRUCE M. KRAMER

JANIE M. FOUKE

DONALD SENICH

Director, Division of Atmospheric Sciences Director, Division of Earth Sciences

Director, Division of Ocean Sciences
Assistant Director for Biological Sciences

Executive Officer
Director, Division of Biological

Instrumentation and Resources
Director, Division of Molecular and Cellular

Biosciences Director, Division of Integrative Biology and

Neuroscience Director, Division of Environmental Biology Assistant Director for Engineering

Deputy Assistant Director for Engineering Director, Division of Engineering Education

and Centers Director, Division of Electrical and

Communications Systems Director, Division of Chemical and

Transport Systems Director, Division of Civil and Mechanical

Systems Director, Division of Design, Manufacture,

and Industrial Innovation Director, Division of Bioengineering and

Environmental Systems Director, Office of Small Business Research

and Development Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged

Business Utilization
Assistant Director for Computer and

Information Science and Engineering
Deputy Assistant Director
Head, Office of Cross-Disciplinary Activities
Director, Division of Advanced Scientific

Computing
Director, Division of Computer and

Computation Research
Director, Division of Information, Robotics,

and Intelligent Systems Director, Division of Microelectronic

Information Processing Systems Director, Division of Networking and

Communications Research and

Infrastructure Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and

Economic Sciences
Executive Officer
Director, Division of Social, Behavioral, and

Economic Research
Director, Division of Science Resources

Studies
Director, Division of International Programs
Assistant Director for Education and Human

Resources

JOSEPH BORDOGNA

PAUL R. YOUNG

MELVYN CIMENT
JOHN CHERNIA VSKY
ROBERT R. BORCHERS

RICHARD B. KIEBURTZ

YI-TZUU CHIEN

BERNARD CHERN

GEORGE O. STRAWN

CORA B. MARRETT

JEFF FENSTERMACHER
WILLIAM P. BUTZ

KENNETH BROWN

MARCEL BARDON
LUTHER S. WILLIAMS

Deputy Assistant Director

JANE T. STUTSMAN
Director, Division of Educational System PEIRCE A. HAMMOND, Acting

Reform
Director, Division of Elementary, Secondary, MARGARET B. COZZENS

and Informal Science Education
Director, Division of Graduate Education TERENCE L. PORTER
Director, Division of Human Resource

ROOSEVELT CALBERT
Development
Director, Division of Research, Evaluation, DARYL E. CHUBIN

and Communication
Director, Division of Undergraduate

ROBERT WATSON
Education
Chief Financial Officer/Director, Office of JOSEPH L. KULL

Budget, Finance, and Award Management
Deputy Chief Financial Officer

ALBERT A. MUHLBAUER
Director, Division of Financial Management ALBERT A. MUHLBAUER
Director, Division of Grants and Agreements JOANNE E. ROM, Acting
Director, Division of Contracts, Policy, and ROBERT B. HARDY

Oversight
Director, Budget Division

EDWARD L. BLANSITT
Director, Office of Information and Resource GERARD R. GLASER, Acting

Management Deputy Director

GERARD R. GLASER
Director, Division of Human Resource

JOHN F. WILKINSON, JR.
Management
Director, Division of Information Systems FRED WENDLING

Director, Division of Administrative Services ROBERT E. SCHMITZ (For the National Science Foundation statement of organization, see the Federal Register of February 8, 1993, 58 FR 7587-7595; May 27, 1993, 58 FR 30819; May 2, 1994, 59 FR 22690; and Oct. 6, 1995, 60 FR 52431)

The National Science Foundation promotes the progress of science and engineering through the support of research and education programs. Its major emphasis is on high-quality, merit-selected researchthe search for improved understanding of the fundamental laws of nature upon which our future well-being as a nation depends. Its educational programs are aimed at ensuring increased understanding of science and engineering at all educational levels, maintaining an adequate supply of scientists, engineers, and science educators to meet our country's needs.

The National Science Foundation was established as an independent agency by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 U.S.C. 1861-1875).

The purposes of the Foundation are: to increase the Nation's base of scientific and engineering knowledge and strengthen its ability to conduct research in all areas of science and engineering; to develop and help implement science and engineering education programs that can better prepare the Nation for meeting the challenges of the future; and to promote international cooperation through science and engineering. In its role as a leading Federal supporter of

science and engineering, the agency also has an important role in national policy planning.

The Foundation consists of a National Science Board and a Director. The National Science Board is composed of 24 part-time members and the Director ex officio. Members are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, for 6-year terms. They are selected because of their records of distinguished service and eminence in science, engineering, education, research management, or public affairs to be broadly

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representative of the views of national services that improve the quality of life science and engineering leadership. and stimulate economic growth. Both the Director and the Deputy

The Foundation promotes the Director are appointed by the President development of research talent through with the advice and consent of the support of undergraduate and graduate Senate, to a 6-year term and an

students, as well as postdoctoral unspecified term, respectively.

researchers. It administers special The National Science Foundation Act programs to identify and encourage assigns policymaking functions for the participation by groups underrepresented Foundation to the National Science in science and technology and to Board, within the framework of

strengthen research capability at smaller applicable policies set forth by the institutions, small businesses, President and the Congress, and assigns

undergraduate colleges, and universities. the administration of the Foundation to

The Foundation supports major the Director. By statute the Director of

national and international science and the Foundation is a member of the Board engineering activities, including the U.S. and Chairman of the Executive

Antarctic Program, the Ocean Drilling Committee of the Board.

Program, global geoscience studies, and The Board also has a broad, national others. Cooperative scientific and policy responsibility to monitor and engineering research activities support make recommendations to promote the exchange programs for American and health of U.S. science and engineering

foreign scientists and engineers, research and education.

execution of jointly designed research The Foundation's Office of Inspector projects, participation in the activities of General is responsible for conducting

international science and engineering and supervising audits, inspections, and organizations, and travel to international investigations relating to the programs

conferences. and operations of the Foundation,

Support is provided through contracts including allegations of misconduct in and cooperative agreements with science.

national centers where large facilities are

made available for use by qualified Activities

scientists and engineers. Among the

types of centers supported by the The National Science Foundation

Foundation are astronomy and initiates and supports fundamental, long

atmospheric sciences, biological and term, merit-selected research in all the

engineering research, science and scientific and engineering disciplines.

technology, supercomputers, and longThis support is made through grants,

term ecological research sites. contracts, and other agreements awarded The Foundation provides competitively to universities, colleges, academic

awarded grants for repair, renovation, or, consortia, and nonprofit and small in exceptional cases, replacement of business institutions. Most of this

facilities used for research and research research is directed toward the

training at academic and nonprofit resolution of scientific and engineering institutions. questions concerning fundamental life The Foundation's science and processes, natural laws and phenomena, engineering education activities include fundamental processes influencing the grants for research and development human environment, and the forces activities directed to model instructional affecting people as members of society materials for students and teachers and as well as the behavior of society as a the application of advanced technologies whole.

to education. Grants also are available The Foundation encourages

for teacher preparation and cooperative efforts by universities,

enhancement and informal science industries, and government. It also education activities. Funding is also promotes the application of research and provided for college science development for better products and instrumentation, course and curriculum

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