National Science Board Open Session Set For Nov. 19

November 12, 1998

Journalists are invited to attend the next open session of the National Science Board (NSB) on Thursday, November 19 from 1:50 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.

Open session agenda items:

Swearing in of NSB nominees*
Anita Jones, University of Virginia
Pamela Ferguson, Grinnell College
Open session minutes from August 1998 meeting
Closed session items for March 1999 meeting
Chairman's and Director's reports
Reports from committees
Science & Engineering Indicators-2000 Plan
NSB Strategic Plan
February policy meeting & NSB Retreat

Environment for NSF planning and budget

* Eight new nominees have been announced since the August NSB meeting. Only Ferguson and Jones have been confirmed to date.

A media availability with NSB Chairman Eamon Kelly and NSF Dirctor Rita Colwell will be held at 6:00 p.m. or immediately following the adjournment of the open session-whichever comes first-in Conference Room 1280 (near the north elevators, 12th floor).

For more information contact:
Mary Hanson
703-306-1070, (media)
Jean Pomeroy
703-306-2000, (non-media)

National Science Foundation

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