ERIC Number: ED361191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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The National Science Foundation: A Brief History.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
On May 10, 1950, President Truman signed the bill creating the National Science Foundation (NSF). The act provided for a National Science Board to be created and the law directed the agency to encourage and develop a national policy for the promotion of basic research and education in the mathematical, physical, medical, biological, engineering, and other sciences; to initiate and support basic scientific research in the sciences; and to evaluate the scientific research programs undertaken by agencies of the federal government. The chapters in this history of the NSF include: (1) "The Past is Prologue"; (2) "The Early Years to Sputnik"; (3) "From Sputnik through the Golden Age, 1957-1968"; (4) "Tumultuous Times, 1968-1976"; and (5) "New Concerns; New Opportunities, 1977-1985." A concluding bibliographical note contains 22 specific references. (PR)
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC 20550.
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.