ERIC Number: ED449001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Science and Engineering for the 21st Century: The Role of the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.
This document reports the findings and recommendations of the Task Force on the Environment, which was established in 1998 to provide guidance to the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Task Force was charged with two major responsibilities: (1) reviewing the scope of current NSF activities related to research, education, and scientific assessment on the environment; and (2) developing guidance for NSF at the policy level that would be used to design an appropriate portfolio of activities consistent with the overall National Science and Technology Council strategy, the goals of the NSF Strategic Plan, and the activities of other agencies and organizations that support related programs. Chapters include: (1) Introduction; (2) The Larger Context for NSF-Supported Environmental Research, Education, and Scientific Assessment; (3) Scope of NSF's Current Environmental Activities; (4) Input Received about Unmet Needs and Opportunities; (5) Findings and Recommendations; and (6) Conclusion. The appendices contain the charge to the Task Force on the Environment, literature compiled and considered by the board, sources of public comments before the release of the interim report, sources of public comments after the release of the interim report, a letter from the President's Committee of Advisors on science and technology, selected centers supported by NSF, and acronyms and abbreviations. (YDS)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.