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Agency Holding Meeting:

National Science Foundation, National Science Board and its Subdivisions.

Date and Time:

September 27-28, 2006.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

8:30-9:30 Open.

9:30-10:15 Open.

10:15-11 Open.

11-12 Open.

12-12:30 Closed.

2-2:15 Open.

2:15-2:30 Closed.

2:30-3:15 Open.

3:15-5:15 Open.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

9-9:15 Open.

9:15-9:30 Closed.

9:30-10:30 Open.

10:30-12 Open.

1:15-1:20 Closed.

1:20-1:25 Closed.

1:25-3 Open.

Place:

National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230.

Public Meeting Attendance:

All visitors must report to the NSF's visitor's desk at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Please refer to the National Science Board Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/​nsb) for updated schedule. NSB Office: Dr. Robert Webber, (703) 292-7000.

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Status:

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, September 27, 2006

Open

CPP Subcommittee on Polar Issues (8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.)

  • Chairman's Remarks
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Director's Remarks
  • FY06 International Polar Year Solicitation Outcomes:

○ Education and Outreach

○ Research

  • Emerging International Polar Partnerships
  • Infrastructure Upgrades at Barrow, Toolik and Summit Research Stations
  • McMurdo Access and Icebreaker Support

CPP Task Force on Transformative Research (9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.)

  • Approval of Minutes for August 2006 Meeting
  • Review of TR Draft Report and Recommendations

CPP Task Force on Hurricane Science and Engineering (10:15 a.m.-11 a.m.)

  • Approval of Minutes for August 2006 Meeting
  • Discussion of the Draft Report
  • Future Activities of the Task Force

Committee on Audit and Oversight Open: (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

  • Approval of Minutes of August 2006 Meeting
  • Audit of Interest in NSF Providing More Research Results
  • FY 2007 Audit Plan
  • CFO Update

Executive Committee Open: (2 p.m.-2:15 p.m.)

  • Approval of Minutes for August 2006 Meeting
  • Updates or New Business from Committee Members

CPP Task Force on International Science (2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.)

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Summary of the September 25 Roundtable Discussion
  • Discussion of Future Task Force Activities

EHR Subcommittee on Science and Engineering Indicators (3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.)

  • Approval of August Minutes
  • Chairman's Remarks
  • Introduction of Chapter Authors
  • Discussion of Narrative Chapter Outlines
  • Presentation by Dr. David Lightfoot, AD/SBE, on Science of Science Policy
  • Parallel Discussion of Science and Engineering Indicators 2010
  • Chairman's Summary

Closed

Committee on Audit and Oversight Closed: (12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.)

  • Pending Investigations

Executive Committee Closed: (2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

  • Specific Personnel Matters
  • Future Budgets

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Open

Committee on Strategy and Budget Open: (9 a.m.-9:15 a.m.)

  • Approval of August 10, 2006 CSB Start Printed Page 55032Minutes
  • Update on NSF Working Group on the Impact of Proposal and Award Management Mechanisms Study of Award Size, Duration and Proposal Success Rates
  • Status of NSF FY 2007 Budget Request
  • Status of NSF Strategic Plan, FY 2006-2011

Committee on Programs and Plans (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Status Reports:

○ Task Force on Transformative Research

○ Task Force on Hurricane Science & Engineering

○ Subcommittee on Polar Issues

○ Task Force on International Science

  • Timing and Circumstances for Annual Board Reexamination of Priority Order of MREFC Candidates for New Start Projects: Dr. Ken Ford
  • Transmitting Director's Review Board Packages to the National Science Board: Review of Process

Committee on Education and Human Resources (10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)

  • Approval of May 2006 Minutes
  • Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Program
  • Doctoral Completion Project
  • Ensuring America's Competitive Edge through Education and Research: The NSF Role
  • Subcommittee on Science and Engineering Indicators
  • Update on November 7, 2006 NSB Workshop: “Moving Forward to Improve Engineering Education”
  • NSB items

Closed

Committee on Strategy and Budget Closed: (9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.)

  • Status of NSF FY 2008 Budget Request

Plenary Sessions of the Board (1:15 p.m.-3 p.m.)

Plenary Executive Closed (1:15 p.m.-1:20 p.m.)

  • Approval of August 2006 Minutes

Plenary Closed (1:20 p.m.-1:25 p.m.)

  • Approval of August 2006 Minutes
  • Closed Committee Reports

Plenary Open (1:25 p.m.-3 p.m.)

  • Approval of August 2006 Minutes
  • Resolution to Close November 2006 Meeting
  • Chairman's Report
  • Director's Report
  • Open Committee Reports
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Michael P. Crosby,

Executive Officer and NSB Office Director.

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