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National Science Board - NSB This is the official page of the National Science Board (NSB). The NSB is the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Proposals submitted by researchers from under-represented racial or ethnic groups are funded at 24%, the overall Nationa...
06/19/2020

Proposals submitted by researchers from under-represented racial or ethnic groups are funded at 24%, the overall National Science Foundation (NSF) funding rate. But under-represented researchers submit fewer than 1 in 10 proposals. Read more in the FY 2018 NSF Merit Review Digest.https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202013.pdf #MeritReview

Sethuraman Panchanathan was confirmed today as the 15th Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Panchanat...
06/18/2020
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Sethuraman Panchanathan was confirmed today as the 15th Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Panchanathan, who just completed six years of service on the agency’s National Science Board, comes to the position having most recently served as Arizona State University’s Executive Vice President and the Chief Research and Innovation Officer. Read NSB Chair, Ellen Ochoa's statement here: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300788&org=NSB&from=news

NSB governs NSF, develops Science and Engineering Indicators, and advises the President and Congress on S&E policy, research and education issues.

Nearly half of all Americans think that we spend too little on scientific #research, while a much smaller percentage thi...
06/18/2020

Nearly half of all Americans think that we spend too little on scientific #research, while a much smaller percentage thinks we spend too much. Learn more at: ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20207 #SEIndicators #ncses #Science #STEM

Blacks are underrepresented in the U.S. workforce in general, and even more so in Science & Engineering occupations. Rea...
06/16/2020

Blacks are underrepresented in the U.S. workforce in general, and even more so in Science & Engineering occupations. Read the full report: https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20198 #SEIndicators #ncses #STEM #Science

06/15/2020
James Jackson on Studying Race and Ethnicity

James Jackson, social psychologist, former National Science Board member (class of 2014-2020) and former EE Committee Chair describes studying #race and #ethnicity and the differences between race, class, and ethnicity and the big questions social scientists ask when studying these areas.

In a highly competitive global S&E environment, the U.S. must stay on the leading edge of the practice of S&E. As we fac...
06/08/2020

In a highly competitive global S&E environment, the U.S. must stay on the leading edge of the practice of S&E. As we face greater international competition, we must speed the movement of research from the laboratory to product. We also need to be more strategic about investments, embrace new research tools and modalities, foster an inclusive and ethical S&E enterprise, and welcome--as well as capitalize on--the globalization of S&E. In the process, we must preserve what works well in our system while also being open to change and new possibilities. #NSBvision

Get the report:https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202015.pdf

06/04/2020
What Makes America Great?

National Science Board Vice Chair, Victor McCrary talks about the power of tapping into America's #diversity to help address many of society's challenges.

The U.S. share of global R&D spending decreased from 37.2% to 25.5% between 2000 and 2017. What should the U.S do to mai...
05/29/2020

The U.S. share of global R&D spending decreased from 37.2% to 25.5% between 2000 and 2017. What should the U.S do to maintain its global leadership in science & technology? To find out, read the new NSB Vision 2030 report:https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202015.pdf #NSBvision

UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso President Heather Wilson has been appointed to serve for six years on the Nati...
05/28/2020

UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso President Heather Wilson has been appointed to serve for six years on the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s policy making National Science Board. Dr. Wilson became President of UTEP in 2019 after serving as Secretary of the United States Air Force. She is the former president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and she served in the United States Congress for 10 years. Read more in the release: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300644&org=NSB&from=news

NSB’s roadmap lays out actions that the Board will undertake over the next decade to achieve our vision. The NSB is comm...
05/20/2020

NSB’s roadmap lays out actions that the Board will undertake over the next decade to achieve our vision. The NSB is committed to working with stakeholders in the S&E ecosystem to implement this Roadmap. The Roadmap focuses on four areas. Click for the full report:https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202015.pdf #NSBvision #Science

The National Science Board (NSB)'s new report, "Science and Technology: Public Attitudes, Knowledge, and Interest" shows...
05/19/2020

The National Science Board (NSB)'s new report, "Science and Technology: Public Attitudes, Knowledge, and Interest" shows Americans continue to value science. Confidence in leaders of the scientific community has been relatively stable over the last several decades, and was 44% in 2018, second only to that for military leaders. Even before the current #covid19 crisis, most Americans have consistently supported federal funding of scientific research and believe that this research is beneficial. These and other data are available in the report. Click here for the news release: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300607 #SEIndicators2020

Just released, the "Science and Technology: Public Attitudes, Knowledge, and Interest" #SEIndicators2020 report presents...
05/15/2020

Just released, the "Science and Technology: Public Attitudes, Knowledge, and Interest" #SEIndicators2020 report presents indicators about people’s attitudes toward issues related to S&T, awareness of basic S&T facts, and how people interact with science. As in past editions of Science and Engineering Indicators, this 2020 thematic report shows that most Americans hold positive beliefs about the benefits of S&T, have relatively high confidence in the scientific community compared with other groups, and believe that scientists are seeking to improve society. Get the report here: https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20207/

America’s science and engineering ecosystem is highly interdependent, and the NSB Vision 2030 report describes actions t...
05/13/2020

America’s science and engineering ecosystem is highly interdependent, and the NSB Vision 2030 report describes actions the U.S. can take to enhance all three pillars over the next 10 years. Find the report here:https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202015.pdf #NSBvision #STEM

The share of foreign-born science and engineering workers has increased significantly in the last 25 years. But now we a...
05/12/2020

The share of foreign-born science and engineering workers has increased significantly in the last 25 years. But now we are in a global bidding war for talent. Find out how the U.S. can continue to be a magnet for international talent in the NSB Vision 2030 report:https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202015.pdf #NSBvision2030

The S&E workforce is not representative of the U.S. population, with some groups grossly underrepresented. This is a cha...
05/08/2020

The S&E workforce is not representative of the U.S. population, with some groups grossly underrepresented. This is a challenge and an opportunity, and the new NSB Vision 2030 report presents actions we can take to reduce the talent gap:https://nsf.gov/nsb/publications/vision2030.pdf #NSBvision

The National Science Board has elected a new chair and vice chair to lead the NSB for the next two years. Ellen Ochoa, f...
05/07/2020

The National Science Board has elected a new chair and vice chair to lead the NSB for the next two years. Ellen Ochoa, former director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center will serve as chair and Victor McCrary, Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs at the University of the District of Columbia as vice chair. Ochoa, current NSB vice chair, will replace Diane Souvaine, whose twelve years of service on the Board—the last two as chair—is ending. Ochoa and McCrary will officially assume their respective NSB roles on May 11, 2020. Click the link for the press release: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300538&org=NSB&from=news

Congratulations and farewell to the NSB class of 2020. Thank you for your service to the National Science Foundation (NS...
05/07/2020

Congratulations and farewell to the NSB class of 2020. Thank you for your service to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and to the nation’s S&E enterprise, John Anderson, Roger Beachy, Bob Groves, James Jackson, Sethuraman Panchanathan (Panch), Bud Peterson, and Vicki Chandler. A special thanks to outgoing NSB Chair, Diane Souvaine. Her leadership and guidance have been exemplary and will be missed. The Board looks forward to continuing to work with Roger Beachy as the Trump Administration has announced its intention to reappoint him to the NSB. The Board also looks forward to working with Panch in his new capacity as Director of the NSF once he is confirmed.

Today, the National Science Board released a new report that identifies threats to the U.S. science and engineering ente...
05/05/2020

Today, the National Science Board released a new report that identifies threats to the U.S. science and engineering enterprise on which the health, security, and economic prosperity of Americans depend. In Vision 2030, the NSB urges action to retain America’s lead in fundamental research and to increase science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills and opportunities for all Americans, all of which are necessary to empower U.S. businesses to succeed globally. Pick up the report at the release here: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300508&org=NSB&from=news #NSBvision

We're less than a week away from the 467th NSB meeting. Click the link below for all necessary information about the vir...
04/29/2020

We're less than a week away from the 467th NSB meeting. Click the link below for all necessary information about the virtual meeting including the separate webcast URLs for each day and agenda information. https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298922

NSF Staff, please note: You will need to disconnect from the NSF VPN to access the webcast.

While over half of the college-educated workforce are women, they make up about a 1/3 of the workers in science & engine...
04/24/2020

While over half of the college-educated workforce are women, they make up about a 1/3 of the workers in science & engineering jobs. Learn more at: https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20198 #SEIndicators2020 #WomenInSTEM

Mamie Clark was the first black woman to earn a PhD in #psychology from Columbia University in the City of New York. In ...
04/21/2020

Mamie Clark was the first black woman to earn a PhD in #psychology from Columbia University in the City of New York. In 2017, black women earned 7% of doctorates in social sciences. Learn more: https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20197 #blackwomenshistorymonth #seindicators2020

Astronaut Mae Jemison earned a BS in chemical engineering and later an MD. Among blacks, the share of bachelor’s degrees...
04/16/2020

Astronaut Mae Jemison earned a BS in chemical engineering and later an MD. Among blacks, the share of bachelor’s degrees in engineering earned by women declined from 36% to 25% between 2000 and 2017. Learn more: https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20197 #BlackWomensHistoryMonth #seindicators2020

While more bachelor’s degrees in math & statistics are awarded than associate’s or doctorates, the percent of associate’...
04/13/2020

While more bachelor’s degrees in math & statistics are awarded than associate’s or doctorates, the percent of associate’s degrees have grown the most since 2000. Learn more: https://ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20197 #seindicators2020 #MathAwarenessMonth

Dr. Steven C. Beering began serving on the National Science Board in 2002. In 2006, he was voted Chair of the Board and ...
04/08/2020

Dr. Steven C. Beering began serving on the National Science Board in 2002. In 2006, he was voted Chair of the Board and he served in that capacity until he completed his service in May of 2010. He died on April 6, 2020. A self-proclaimed "builder of people," Dr. Beering brought to the National Science Board the same passion for science and people with which he led Purdue University for almost 20 years. Click for comments from the NSB Chair and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director:

https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300347&org=NSB&from=news

What is #SEIndicators2020?Science and Engineering Indicators (Indicators) provides high-quality quantitative information...
04/03/2020

What is #SEIndicators2020?

Science and Engineering Indicators (Indicators) provides high-quality quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering (S&E) enterprise. Indicators consists of detailed thematic or focus area reports, a state data tool, and a congressionally mandated report delivered biennially to the President and Congress that highlights important trends from across the focus areas. Indicators reports employ a variety of presentation styles—such as narrative text, data tables, and figures—to provide accessible data to consumers with different information needs.

Click for more: https://ncses.nsf.gov/indicators/about

Ready access to accurate and timely state-level information is an important tool for formulating effective science and t...
03/31/2020

Ready access to accurate and timely state-level information is an important tool for formulating effective science and technology (S&T) policies at both the state and national levels. By studying the performance of their peers, state policymakers may be better able to assess their own programs and performance. In addition, data on variations in state S&T activities may alert national policymakers to variations in state and regional needs and circumstances. Corporations and other organizations considering investments at the state level may also benefit from this information. To address the interest of these communities in the role of S&T in state and regional economic development, the Science and Engineering Indicators State Indicators data tool presents findings on state trends in S&T education, employed workforce, R&D, patents and publications, and knowledge-intensive industries.

The State Indicators data tool includes 60 principal indicators for the United States, individual states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (when available). The data used to calculate the indicators are gathered from public and private sources. Beginning with Science and Engineering Indicators 2018, the State Indicators data tool will be updated periodically in between the biennial Science and Engineering Indicators release as new data become available. Find the tool here: https://ncses.nsf.gov/indicators/states

03/30/2020
National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

🗣️ NSF Speakers Bureau is now scheduling virtual classroom visits!

Our scientists, engineers and other passionate professionals are available to provide #STEM-related talks to your virtual elementary, middle, and high school students.

Request a NSF speaker today ➡️ www.nsf.gov/speakersbureau.

In general, the percent of foreign-born workers in #science and #engineering jobs increase with degree level. Learn more...
03/19/2020

In general, the percent of foreign-born workers in #science and #engineering jobs increase with degree level. Learn more at: ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20198 #SEIndicators2020 #ncses

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