The National Science Board (NSB) was established by the Congress in 1950 to serve both as an independent national science policy advisory body to the President and the Congress, and to oversee and guide the activities of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Board consists of 24 members appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for six-year terms, in addition to the NSF Director who serves as an ex officio member.
Section 4(c) of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, states that: “The persons nominated for appointment as members of the Board (1) shall be eminent in the fields of the basic, medical, or social sciences, engineering, agriculture, education, research management, or public affairs; (2) shall be selected solely on the basis of established records of distinguished service; and (3) shall be so selected as to provide representation of the views of scientific and engineering leaders in all areas of the Nation.”
The Board and the NSF Director solicit and evaluate nominations for submission to the President. Nominations accompanied by biographical information may be forwarded to the Chairman, National Science Board, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, no later than March 31, 2004.
Any questions should be directed to Dr. Michael P. Crosby, NSB Executive Officer and NSB Office Director (703-292-7000) or Mrs. Susan E. Fannoney, Staff Assistant, NSB Office (703-292-8096).
For Further Information Contact: Michael P. Crosby, Executive Officer, NSB, (703) 292-7000.Start Signature
Michael P. Crosby,
[FR Doc. 04-3386 Filed 2-17-04; 8:45 am]
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