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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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The percentage of research awards the National Science Foundation made to early career Principal Investigators remained ...
09/10/2020
nsf.gov

The percentage of research awards the National Science Foundation made to early career Principal Investigators remained steady at approximately 22%. See more on early and later career researcher funding rates in the NSF Merit Review Digest.https://nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202013.pdf #MeritReview #science #research

09/09/2020
Deborah Wince-Smith on NSB Public Service Award

Council on Competitiveness president and CEO, Deborah L. Wince-Smith talks about how proud her organization was to receive the NSB Public Service Award and have their work—to drive innovation and competitiveness in the country—recognized by the National Science Board. Click to nominate and learn more about NSB awards: https://nsf.gov/nsb/awards/index.jsp

09/03/2020
In Memory of Dr. James S. Jackson

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and former National Science Board colleague, James Jackson, who passed away on September 1st after a long and courageous battle with cancer. As fellow Board members, we greatly valued the insight, deep intellect, and erudition he brought to all aspects of our work.� Click for the full statement from the Board: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301167

09/02/2020
NSB Vision 2030 Release

The National Science Board - NSB Vision 2030 Task Force was established and charged to coordinate the development of a Vision that will help guide the Board and the National Science Foundation (NSF) through 2030. The goal of the Vision was also to increase support for and impact of investments in fundamental science and engineering research and a STEM-educated workforce. In fulfilling this charge, the Task Force was expected to plan activities to gather input and perspective from the rest of the Board, NSF leadership and staff, and relevant stakeholders within and outside the government.

Former NSB Chair, Diane Souvaine announces the release of the NSB Vision 2030 report. For more info, click the link: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/NSBActivities/vision-2030.jsp #NSBvision #Science #ICYMI

Are you interested in nominating someone for the 2021 NSB Public Service or Vannevar Bush Award? Get criteria and nomina...
09/01/2020

Are you interested in nominating someone for the 2021 NSB Public Service or Vannevar Bush Award? Get criteria and nomination instructions at the link below. You can also see past recipients. The deadline is Sept. 30, 2020.
https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/index.jsp #Science #Engineering #STEM

Today is the anniversary of the March on Washington. NSB’s statement about the need to address racism in science and eng...
08/28/2020

Today is the anniversary of the March on Washington. NSB’s statement about the need to address racism in science and engineering shows that we are still feeling the “fierce urgency of now” that Martin Luther King talked about 57 years ago.

https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300730

While over half of the college-educated workforce are women, they make up about a 1/3 of the workers in science & engine...
08/26/2020

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 #SEIndicators #ncses

08/24/2020
2018 NSB Public Service Awardee, Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen, science advocate, inventor and entrepreneur was recognized by the National Science Board - NSB with the 2018 NSB Public Service Award for his exemplary public service in promoting public understanding of science and engineering. Kamen describes the meaningfulness of the award. Click here to nominate someone for the 2021 Award. The deadline is September 30, 2020. https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/index.jsp

Did you know that six schools have been named after NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa? Read more about the first Latina astronaut in...
08/19/2020
Doctors, teachers, NASA astronauts, mathematicians, scientists among USA TODAY list of influential women

Did you know that six schools have been named after NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa? Read more about the first Latina astronaut in 100 Women of the Century, published this week by USA TODAY. And congrats to our amazing leader!
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/life/women-of-the-century/2020/08/13/doctor-teacher-woman-mathematician-scientist-history/5477103002/

NASA "Hidden Figures" mathematicians, astronaut Sally Ride and Teach for America founder are on USA TODAY's centennial list of 100 influential women.

Over the last decade, more Americans have become concerned about possible danger in several scientifically relevant issu...
08/18/2020

Over the last decade, more Americans have become concerned about possible danger in several scientifically relevant issues, including pollution, climate change, pesticides, and nuclear power. Learn more at: ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20207 #SEIndicators #ncses

Interested in nominating someone for the 2021 NSB Public Service or Vannevar Bush Awards? Get criteria and nomination in...
08/17/2020

Interested in nominating someone for the 2021 NSB Public Service or Vannevar Bush Awards? Get criteria and nomination instructions at the link. You can also see past recipients: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/public.jsp #Science #Research #Engineering #STEM

Foreign-born individuals have long been major contributors to science and engineering in the United States. NSB’s newly ...
08/14/2020

Foreign-born individuals have long been major contributors to science and engineering in the United States. NSB’s newly updated 1-pager provides key data from 2020 Science and Engineering Indicators on people from around the world who come to the U.S. to study and work. The data show an increasing percentage of the nation’s most educated scientists are foreign-born, rising competition for global S&E talent, and other notable trends. Click for info: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/sei/one-pagers/Foreign-Born.pdf. #SEIndicators

Indicators State One-Pagers highlight key data from the State Data of the NSB’s 2020 Indicators report.These one-pagers ...
08/13/2020

Indicators State One-Pagers highlight key data from the State Data of the NSB’s 2020 Indicators report.These one-pagers draw on the State Data of the NSB’s 2020 Science and Engineering Indicators report. They highlight the cost of public higher education, the size of the STEM workforce, R&D investment, and venture capital funding. Please click for a list of one-pagers for every state:

https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/sei/one-pagers/state.jsp #SEIndicators

In case you missed it, the webcast of the 468th NSB meeting can be found below. Items of interest include "Framing Black...
08/12/2020

In case you missed it, the webcast of the 468th NSB meeting can be found below. Items of interest include "Framing Black Experiences in Science & Engineering Panel Discussion" & "Historically Black Colleges and Universities: NSF’s Role in Building Capacity for STEM Ed & Research." Click here for meeting info including webcast and agenda: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298923 #ICYMI #Science #HBCUs

Today the National Science Board - NSB announced that renowned computer scientist Richard Ladner is the 2020 recipient o...
08/11/2020

Today the National Science Board - NSB announced that renowned computer scientist Richard Ladner is the 2020 recipient of its Public Service Award for an individual.

“By welcoming and empowering those with disabilities to fully contribute he has greatly enhanced and advanced our nation’s global leadership in science, engineering, and technology.” Read about NSB Public Service Award winner here: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301029

The #NSBpublicservice award recognizes individuals and groups (company, corporation, organization) that have increased p...
08/10/2020

The #NSBpublicservice award recognizes individuals and groups (company, corporation, organization) that have increased public understanding of science or engineering in the United States. Click to nominate someone today. The deadline to nominate is September 30, 2020. https://nsf.gov/nsb/awards/index.jsp #Science #STEM

08/07/2020
Framing Black Experiences in Science & Engineering Panel Discussion

The number of Black people obtaining STEM degrees and occupations has increased over the last two decades, but they remain underrepresented in the nation’s science and engineering (S&E) enterprise. The National Science Board (NSB) estimates that the number of African Americans in the S&E workforce must more than double to be representative of Black people in the U.S. population in 2030. As the governing board of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and steward of the U.S. S&E enterprise, the NSB believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our country’s health, security, and prosperity and that we must address the “missing millions” of American talent. The panel discussion accompanies a presentation on NSF’s work with America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and is a continuation of the NSB’s statement on racism in S&E (https://nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.js...) and priorities in NSB’s Vision 2030 report (https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/...). This discussion took place on July 29, 2020 at the National Science Board meeting. #NSBvision #HBCUs

Moderator:
Victor McCrary – NSB Vice Chair; Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs and Professor of Chemistry, University of the District of Columbia
Panelists:
William Jackson – Distinguished Research and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at University of California – Davis
Stephon Alexander – President of the National Society of Black Physicists; Professor of Physics at Brown Univ
Stephani Page – Community Engagement Manager at the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network
Kelly Mack – VP for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
Eugene DeLoatch – Dean Emeritus of Engineering at Morgan State University

The S&E workforce is not representative of the U.S. population, with some groups grossly underrepresented. This is a cha...
08/06/2020

The S&E workforce is not representative of the U.S. population, with some groups grossly underrepresented. This is a challenge and opportunity, and the new NSB Vision 2030 report outlines how we can reduce the talent gap:https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202015.pdf #NSBvision

The #VannevarBush award is presented to a person who, through public service activities in science and technology, makes...
08/03/2020

The #VannevarBush award is presented to a person who, through public service activities in science and technology, makes outstanding contributions toward the nation and humanity. Make a nomination today: https://nsf.gov/nsb/awards/index.jsp #Science #Engineering #STEM

The number of Black people obtaining STEM degrees and occupations has increased over the last two decades, but they rema...
07/27/2020

The number of Black people obtaining STEM degrees and occupations has increased over the last two decades, but they remain underrepresented in the nation’s science and engineering (S&E) enterprise. The National Science Board (NSB) estimates that the number of African Americans in the S&E workforce must more than double to be representative of Black people in the U.S. population in 2030. As the governing board of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and steward of the U.S. S&E enterprise, the NSB believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our country’s health, security, and prosperity and that we must address the “missing millions” of American talent. The NSB will host a panel of speakers on 07/29/20, during the NSB meeting. The speakers will discuss the experiences of Black people in S&E. The event is free, open to the public, and available via YouTube. Click the link for the release and webcast info: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300935&org=NSB&from=news

On July 29, the National Science Board will host a panel discussion on the impacts of marginalizing Black people in #STE...
07/24/2020

On July 29, the National Science Board will host a panel discussion on the impacts of marginalizing Black people in #STEM. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our country’s health, security, and prosperity and we must address the millions of people currently missing from America’s talent pool. How can we remove the barriers to advancement? The event will be online and open to the public. Click the link for details: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300935&org=NSB&from=news
#blackandstem #blackinstem #NSBvision

President Donald Trump has appointed Sudarsanam Suresh Babu (University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Aar...
07/20/2020

President Donald Trump has appointed Sudarsanam Suresh Babu (University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Aaron Dominguez (Catholic University of America), Darío Gil (IBM), and Melvyn Huff (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth), are new appointees to the 24-member National Science Board and will serve a six-year term. Roger Beachy (Washington University in St. Louis) is re-appointed to serve a second six-year term on the Board. Heather Wilson was appointed in May. The remaining two NSB appointments are anticipated in the coming months. Read the release here: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300903

Proposals submitted by researchers from under-represented racial or ethnic groups are funded at 24%, the overall NSF fun...
07/17/2020

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

The #VannevarBush award is presented to a person who, through public service activities in science and technology, makes...
07/15/2020

The #VannevarBush award is presented to a person who, through public service activities in science and technology, makes outstanding contributions toward the nation and humanity. Make a nomination today: https://nsf.gov/nsb/awards/index.jsp #Science #STEM

Americans were split in 2018 on whether they believe that science changes life too quickly. Learn more at: ncses.nsf.gov...
07/14/2020

Americans were split in 2018 on whether they believe that science changes life too quickly. Learn more at: ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20207 #SEIndicators #ncses

Science and engineering – particularly fundamental research conducted transparently and openly – benefits the entire wor...
07/09/2020
nsf.gov

Science and engineering – particularly fundamental research conducted transparently and openly – benefits the entire world. Yet if the U.S. is to ensure a strong economy and our national security, it is vital that a significant share of future scientific breakthroughs and world-changing innovations be made here. In this new era, the National Science Board sees three key questions that we must address as we look to the future:

How can America keep its lead in fundamental research?

How can American discoveries continue to empower U.S. businesses and entrepreneurs to succeed globally?

How can the U.S. increase STEM skills and opportunities for all Americans?

Addressing these questions will require all entities of the U.S. S&E ecosystem to engage. This ecosystem relies on the integration and cooperation of private industry, academic institutions, and government agencies. In the coming months and years, NSB looks forward to engaging with all partners in this ecosystem around four elements critical to U.S. leadership in S&E.

Read more:https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202015.pdf #NSBvision

Americans are increasingly likely to learn about science and technology from the internet rather than television or news...
07/07/2020

Americans are increasingly likely to learn about science and technology from the internet rather than television or newspapers. Learn more at: ncses.nsf.gov/pubs/nsb20207 #SEIndicators #ncses #STEM

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Day 2 of the 460th meeting of the National Science Board is underway, and TV Worldwide is there to capture it.
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