Nomination: hearing before the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate, and the Committee on Commerce and the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Ninety-fourth Congress, scond session, on nomination of Dr. H. Guyford Stever to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, July 28, 1976
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Page 50 - Board") and a Director. FUNCTIONS OF THE FOUNDATION (42 USC § 1862) SEC. 3. (a) The Foundation is authorized and directed : (1) to initiate and support basic scientific research and programs to strengthen scientific research potential and science education programs at all levels...
Page 38 - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; American Association for the Advancement of Science; International Academy of Astronautics of the International Astronautical Federation; Royal Aeronautical Association; and the Royal Society of Arts.
Page 89 - Contracting Authority and Responsibilities 2501.601 General. Authority and responsibility to contract for authorized supplies and services is vested in the Director, NSF, within the limits expressly provided by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 USC 1861 et seq.). The NSF Procurement Executive is delegated overall responsibility by the Director for the Foundation's contracting activities.
Page 3 - Foundation is authorized and directed to initiate and support basic scientific research and programs to strengthen scientific research potential in the mathematical, physical medical, biological, engineering, • social and other sciences...
Page 25 - Before the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of the House Committee on Science and Technology on Consortia R&D September 11, 1979 Mr.
Page 84 - NSF's mechanisms for review and evaluation of proposals. The initial phase of this study is designed to provide basic statistical information such as the number of reviewers used by the agency, the number of reviews which are performed by panelists, the geographical location of reviewers, and similar data.
Page 87 - career curriculum innovators" who appear to have an inside track with NSF. And he is most disturbed that the program was "getting into value areas." In concluding his testimony Conlan said, in response to a question about his view of NSF's role in education research, "there may be an argument for developing inovative concepts," but the agency should steer clear of "the development of pilot courses" and implementation activities.
Page 88 - Twenty-eight of the excerpts appeared to accurately represent the reviewers' thoughts, but the other five could be considered to not accurately reflect the entire thought of the passages from which they were taken. In Addition, the memorandum stated that all reviewers recommended funding We believe that the rationale for this statement was not fully justified with respect to three of the 11 reviewers.