ERIC Number: ED070669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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The Science Committee. A Report by the Committee on the Utilization of Young Scientists and Engineers in Advisory Services to Government. Appendixes.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
This document describes the history, nature, purpose, and operation of committees assisting the government in matters lying generally within engineering or the physical, medical, and life sciences. Principal findings and recommendations presented in the first volume deal with the establishment and operation of committees; the identification, selection, and recruitment of committee members; and the relations between advisory committees and sponsoring agencies. The second volume provides detailed background information on the development of the advisory system, the variety of its functions, and the several kinds of committees that have evolved to serve those functions. It also examines major aspects of the operation of the science advisory committee system, describing certain characteristics of committee membership, the selection, recruitment, and motivation of individual committee members, and the current strengths and weaknesses of committee operation. Although the report emphasizes the importance of recruiting younger scientists to serve on committees, it also discusses geographical and institutional representation, the recruitment of women and members of ethnic minorities, and the range of employment background represented. (Author/PS)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Government (Administrative Body), Sciences, Surveys, Trend Analysis
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Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.