ERIC Number: ED254420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Reauthorization of the National Science Foundation, 1985. Hearing before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United State Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Examining the Reauthorization of Appropriations for the National Science Foundation for Fiscal Year 1985 (April 4, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
These hearings focused on the reauthorization of appropriations for the National Science Foundation (NSF) for fiscal year (FY) 1985. (The Reagan administration's request for the NSF was $1.5 billion, an increase of 13.6 percent over the FY 1984 budget.) The hearings include a prepared statement from Edward Knapp (NSF director) which provides an overview of the FY 1985 budget request and highlights of three initiatives proposed in FY 1985; these initiatives are: (1) the beginning of the construction of the Very Long Baseline Array, (2) expansion of support of computer networking and research time on supercomputers, and (3) a new program to establish cross-disciplinary research centers in engineering; plans for pre-college science and engineering education conclude this statement. Also included are statements and/or testimony from four NSF-funded research scientists--Jaime (Jim) Diaz (psychology), John Knauss (oceanography), Laurence Strong (chemistry), and Richard Claus (engineering), and also from: Anna Harrison (representing the American Association for the Advancement of Science); Robert Blastad Miller (executive director, Consortium of Social Science Associations); Warren Niederhauser (president, American Chemical Society); Robert Williams, Harlyn Halvorson, and Moselio Schaechter (representing the American Society for Microbiology); Strom Thurmond (senator, South Carolina); and Dan Quayle (senator, Indiana). (JN)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.