NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230
Phone, 703-292-5111. Internet, http://www.nsf.gov.
National Science Board
Chairman Steven C. Beering
Vice Chairman Kathryn D. Sullivan
Members Dan E. Arvizu, Barry C. Barish, Steven C. Beering, Ray M. Bowen, G. Wayne Clough, Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Nina V. Fedoroff, Kenneth M. Ford, Daniel E. Hastings, Elizabeth Hoffman, Louis J. Lanzerotti, Alan I. Leshner, Diana S. Natalico, Douglas D. Randall, Michael G. Rossmann, Daniel Simberloff, Jon C. Strauss, Kathryn D. Sullivan, JoAnne Vasquez, Warren M. Washington, Mark S. Wrighton
(Ex officio) Arden L. Bement, Jr.
Executive Officer Michael P. Crosby
Inspector General Christine C. Boesz
Director Arden L. Bement, Jr.
Deputy Director Kathie L. Olsen
Assistant Director for Biological James Collins
Assistant Director for Computer and Peter A. Freeman
Information Science and Engineering
Assistant Director for Education and Donald E. Thompson, Human Resources Acting
Assistant Director for Engineering Richard Buckius, Acting
Assistant Director for Geosciences Margaret S. Leinein
Assistant Director for Mathematical Judith S. Sunley, and Physical Sciences Acting
Assistant Director for Social, David W. Lightfoot
Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Chief Financial Officer and Thomas N. Cooley
Director, Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management
Director, Office of Information and Anthony Arnolie
Director, Office of Integrative Nathaniel G. Pitts
Director, Office of Legislative and Jeff Nesbit
Director, Office of Polar Programs Karl A. Erb
General Counsel Lawrence Rudolph
The National Science Foundation promotes the progress of science and engineering through the support of research and education programs. Its major emphasis is on high-quality, merit-selected research--the search for improved understanding of the fundamental laws of nature upon which our future well-being as a nation depends. Its educational programs are aimed at ensuring increased understanding of science and engineering at all educational levels, maintaining an adequate supply of scientists, engineers, and science educators to meet our country's needs.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent agency created by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C.
The purposes of the Foundation are to increase the Nation's base of scientific and engineering knowledge and strengthen its ability to conduct research in all areas of science and engineering; to develop and help implement science and engineering education programs that can better prepare the Nation for meeting the challenges of the future; and to promote international cooperation through science and engineering. In its role as a leading Federal supporter of science and engineering, the agency also has an important role in national policy planning.
The Director and the Deputy...