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Agency Holding Meeting:

National Science Foundation, National Science Board and its Subdivisions.

Date and Time:

May 21, 2003: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.—Open Session

Concurrent Sessions:

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.—Closed Session

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.—Closed Session

3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.—Closed Session

3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.—Closed Session

May 22, 2003: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.—Open Session

Concurrent Sessions:

8 a.m.-10:05 a.m.—Closed Session

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.—Closed Session

12 Noon-1 p.m.—Closed Session


The National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230,​nsb.

Contact for Information:

NSF Information Center (703) 292-5111.


Part of this meeting will be closed to the public. Part of this meeting will be open to the public.

Matters to be Considered:

Wednesday, May 21, 2003


Task Force on S&E Infrastructure (8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.), Room 1235

  • Discussion of the Final Report (NSB-02-190)
  • Discussion of Report Dissemination Plan

Task Force on National Workforce Policy for S&E (8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.), Room 1295

  • Comments received from NSB members on the draft of May 9 (NSB-03-69)
  • Outreach plan for public comment
  • Schedule to August

Committee on Education and Human Resources (9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.), Room 1235

  • Report from the Task Force on NWP
  • Reports from working groups on NSF K-12, undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Report from the Subcommittee on S&E Indicators
  • Focus on the Future—Nurturing Discovery: Biological Education for the 21st Century
  • Report from the AD for SBE
  • Report from the AD for EHR
  • Update on the ‘Broadening Participation’ Workshop

Subcommittee on S&E Indicators (Part I, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.), Room 1295

  • Discussion of Reviews, S&E Indicators 2004:

—Chapter 7, Public Attitudes & Public Understanding

—Chapter 3, S&E Workforce

—Chapter 4, U.S. & International R&D

—Chapter 6, Industry, Technology & the Global Marketplace

Executive Committee (1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.), Room 1295

  • Welcome new members

Subcommittee on S&E Indicators (Part II, 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.), Room 1295

  • Discussion of Reviews, S&E Indicators 2004, continued—Chapter 2, Higher Education in S&E
  • Report on the May 12 and May 14 teleconferences
  • Preliminary comments, Chapter 5, Academic R&D

Committee on Strategy and Budget (2 p.m.-4 p.m.), Room 1235

  • Discussion of the Draft NSF Strategic Plan
  • NSF Long-Range Planning

Subcommittee on Polar Issues (2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.), Room 1295

  • OPP Director's Update
  • USAP Safety and Health Audit

[Closed session 3:15-3:35, see below]

  • USAP IT Security
  • Arctic Social Science and Education
  • Polar Class Ice Breakers


Plenary Session of the Board (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), Room 1235

  • Executive Committee Elections
  • FY 2004 NSB Budget

Executive Committee (1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.), Room 1295

  • Specific Personnel Matters
  • Future NSF Budgets

Committee on Strategy and Budget (3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.), Room 1235

  • Preliminary Discussion of the FY 2005 Budget

Subcommittee on Polar Issues (3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), Room 1295

  • Award Action: Office of Polar Programs

Thursday, March 13, 2003


Committee on Programs and Plans (8 a.m.-10 a.m.), Room 1235

  • Award Action: Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences Engineering
  • Award Actions: Division of Start Printed Page 27113Atmospheric Sciences
  • Award Action: Division of Earth Sciences
  • Award Action: Office of Polar Programs

Committee on Audit and Oversight (8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.), Room 1295

  • OIG Briefing on the status of an ongoing investigation

Plenary Session of the Board (12 Noon-1 p.m.), Room 1235

  • NSF FY 05 Budget
  • Awards & Agreements


Committee on Programs and Plans (10:05 a.m.-11:15 a.m.), Room 1235

  • Information Item: Recompetition of the Management of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC)
  • Report on the Spring Meeting of the MREFC Panel
  • Infrastructure Task Force/Final Report

Committee on Audit & Oversight (9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.), Room 1295

  • OIG Semiannual Report
  • GAO's coverage of NSF and scientific research
  • Update on settlement of court case involving NSF awardee
  • FY 2002 Merit Review Report
  • CIO update
  • CFO update
  • NAPA Review update

Plenary Session of the Board (1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), Room 1235

  • 2004 Meeting Calendar
  • Guidelines on NSB Task Forces
  • NSF Strategic Plan, 2003-2008
  • NSF Long-Range Planning
  • Director's Merit Review Report
  • OIG Semiannual Report
  • Minutes, March 2003
  • Closed Items, August 2003
  • Chairman's Report
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Presentation: NSDL: Web-Enabled Education Strategies
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Gerard Glaser,

Executive Officer, NSB.

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[FR Doc. 03-12575 Filed 5-15-03; 11:35 am]