ERIC Number: ED238705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
1984 National Science Foundation Authorization. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of the Committee on Science and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on H.R. 2066 (February 23,25; March 1,8,10, 1983). No. 21
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
These hearings focused on the National Science Foundation's (NSF) proposed program and budget. Testimony of witnesses, prepared statements, discussions, and supporting documentation (including hearings summary) are provided. Among the issues, areas, and topics addressed were: (1) relevance of NSF's mission to presidential goals; (2) science and engineering education, considering NSF responsibilities for graduate education, NSF role in pre-college programs (evolution of NSF pre-college activities and objections to NSF's perception of its limited role in precollege science education), and NSF undergraduate science education programs (augmenting teachers' salaries and matching programs, and use of computers in education); (3) programs in the astronomical, earth, and ocean sciences; (4) research instrumentation (considering federal aid, industrial funding, NSF relationship to National Technical Information Service, university views of inadequacy of instrumentation and responsibilities for funding instrumentation); (5) new management plan for the Directorate for Scientific, Technological, and International Affairs; (6) support for behavioral and social science research support programs; and (7) support for information sciences research (including research that warrants attention, NSF involvement in computer networks, need for coordination of information sciences research in NSF). The issue of transferring Environmental Protection Agency research to NSF was also discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Behavioral Science Research, Budgets, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Graduate Study, Hearings, Higher Education, Industry, Information Science, Instrumentation, Oceanography, Policy Formation, Program Administration, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Science Equipment, Social Science Research
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.