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Topics of Interest

The work of the National Science Board spans a multitude of topic areas. These areas are covered through many forms including written materials, presentations, committees and publications. Below, several topics are listed, each providing an easy portal to NSB web site information related to that particular area.

60th Anniversary 60th Anniversary
In honor of the 60th Anniversary, the National Science Board has planned a "Voices from the Future" lecture series where distinguished speakers will make presentations at National Science Board meetings in 2010.
Education Education
Education is a core mission of the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF not only promotes research, but also shares in the responsibility for promoting quality math and science education as intertwining objectives at all levels of education across the United States.
Environment Environment
The junction between present and future societies lies in the global commons: the shared physical, biological, and intellectual resources of the planet. Environmental science and technology are a vital component of productive knowledge and thus a high priority for the Nation.
Hurricanes Hurricanes
Recent hurricanes - catastrophic but not unprecedented - have focused public attention on the imperative to enhance our understanding of tropical weather systems and their multifaceted impacts, ranging from geophysical and engineering elements to human and economic dimensions.
Infrastructure Infrastructure
There can be no doubt that a modern and effective research infrastructure is critical to maintaining U.S. leadership in S&E. Enabled by information technology, a qualitatively different and new S&E infrastructure has evolved.
International Issues International Issues
New security threats, globalization, and the rapid increase in health and environmental challenges have generated a need to reassess the U.S. Government's role in international S&E and diplomatic institutions.
Merit Review NSF Merit Review Reports
These annual reports to the National Science Board include data on proposals and awards and other pertinent information, as well as descriptions of special activities that NSF has undertaken in support of the merit review process.
Policy Policy
The National Science Board has two important roles, to establish the policies of the NSF within the framework of applicable national policies and to serve as an independent body of advisors to both the President and Congress on national policy issues.
Science and Engineering Indicators Science and Engineering Indicators
Provides a broad base of quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. These data are "indicators." The indicators reported in SEI are intended to contribute to an understanding of the current environment and to inform the development of future policies.
STEM STEM Education
The United States possesses the most innovative, technologically capable economy in the world, and yet its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education system is failing to ensure that all American students receive the skills and knowledge required for success in the 21st century workforce.
Workforce Workforce
Science and technology have been and will continue to be engines of US economic growth and national security. Excellence in discovery and innovation in science and engineering (S&E) derive from an ample and well-educated workforce, researchers and educators of mathematics and science.
Other Other
The National Science Board is involved in many areas. In 50+ years they have spanned areas such as the above, but also other topics like transformative research and data collections.


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