ERIC Number: ED277582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Scientific Futures. Selected Areas of Opportunity for the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Science Foundation, and Selected Federal Departments and Agencies.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.; Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.; National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.
In response to the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy request to identify promising areas for U.S. research investment in science and technology, this report contains briefings by outstanding researchers in several fields of science. This volume is the fifth in a series of briefings which are used to anticipate important new avenues for research and to help establish priorities for funding. The papers focus on applications of science and technology which could result in economic and social benefits. Panel reports presented in this volume examine: (1) the science of interfaces and thin films (addressing research and management issues and applications for microelectronic technologies); (2) decision making and problem solving (explaining theories and extensions of theories related to problem solving); (3) protein structure and biological function (identifying research goals and summarizing technological advances); and (4) prevention and treatment of viral diseases (citing recent advances in molecular virology). This volume also includes a listing of the research briefing topics from previous reports. (ML)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Futures (of Society), Government Publications, Innovation, Medical Research, Physics, Problem Solving, Research and Development, Research Opportunities, Science and Society, Science Education, Scientific Research, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Trend Analysis
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.; Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.; National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy--a joint committee of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.