National Science Foundation



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Phone, 703-292-5111. TDD, 800-281-8749. Internet, Email,

National Science Board

Chair Steven C. Beering

Vice Chairman Patricia D. Galloway

Members Mark C. Abbot, Dan E. Arvizu, Barry C. Barish, Camilla P. Benbow, Ray M. Bowen, John T. Bruer, G. Wayne Clough, France A. Cordova, Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Jose-Marie Griffiths, Esin Gulari, Karl Hess, Elizabeth Hoffman, Louis J. Lanzerotti, Alan I. Leshner, George P. Peterson, Douglas D. Randall, Arthur K. Reilly, Diane L. Souvaine, Jon C. Strauss, Kathryn D. Sullivan, Thomas N. Taylor, Richard F. Thompson

(Ex officio) Arden L. Bement, Jr.

Executive Officer/Director Craig R. Robinson, Acting

National Science Foundation

DIRECTOR Arden L. Bement, Jr.

Deputy Director Cora B. Marrett, Acting

Assistant Director for Biological Sciences James Collins

Assistant Director for Computer and Information Jeannette M. Wing

Science and Engineering

Assistant Director for Education and Human Wanda E. Ward, Acting


Assistant Director for Engineering Michael M. Reischman, Acting

Assistant Director for Geosciences Timothy L. Killeen

Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Tony F. Chan


Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and David W. Lightfoot

Economic Sciences

Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure Edward Seidel

Director, Office of International Science and Larry H. Weber


Director, Office of Polar Programs Karl A. Erb

Director, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs James H. Lightbourne, Acting

General Counsel Lawrence Rudolph

Inspector General Christine C. Boesz

Director, Office of Integrative Activities W. Lance Haworth

Director, Office of Legislative and Public Jeff Nesbit


Chief Financial Officer and Director, Office of Thomas N. Cooley

Budget, Finance, and Award Management

Chief Human Capital Officer and Director, Office Anthony A. Arnolie

of Information and Resource Management

Chief Information Officer George O. Strawn

Affirmative Action Officer (vacancy)


The National Science Foundation promotes the progress of science and engineering through the support of research and education programs.

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 Director are appointed by...

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