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50 Years of Ocean Discovery: National Science Foundation 1950-2000

Users can read the full text of this new collection of essays from the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council and the National Academy Press (NAP) online for free at the NAP site (reviewed in the February 26, 1999 Scout Report). The 276-page book (published in 2000) features a collection of essays on the development of ocean sciences at the National Science Foundation organized in...
A Spectrum of Interoperability: The Site for Science Prototype for the NSDL

The National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library (NSDL) is the National Science Foundation's (NSF) ongoing effort to build a comprehensive science digital library. In this article (published in January 2002 D-Lib Magazine) the Cornell University team lead by William Arms describes the preliminary work done to develop a working model for NSDL. Note: For...
Components of an NSDL Architecture: Technical Scope and Functional Model

The National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library (NSDL) is the National Science Foundation's (NSF) ongoingeffort to build a comprehensive science digital library. This resource authored by David Fulker and Greg Janée (published in January 2002 arXiv Report) outlines the technical architecture for NSDL and defines the "technical scope and a functional model."...
Doctorate Awards Declining in Some Science and Engineering Fields

The Division of Resource Studies at National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided online access to the statistical report entitled Doctorate Awards Declining in some Science and Engineering Fields. This report highlights the "findings from the 1997 Survey of Earned Doctorates, which provides characteristics of science and engineering research doctorate recipients from US universities, including...
National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation announces its WWW Home Page which includes the Guide to Programs and the Grants Proposal Guide. These documents provide information on program initiatives at NSF, along with instructions for preparing and submitting proposals. Biographies of NSF officials, weekly "What's New" pages, and a link to NSF's publications database are also accessible.
National Science Foundation: Publications

Every year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) researches a broad swath of topics ranging from graduate education in geography to the viability of sustainable agriculture. Visitors can scan through these documents here, on a website which includes recent publications like "Collections in Support of Biological Research" and "Baccalaureate Origins of U.S.-trained S&E Doctorate Recipients." The...
Science and Engineering for the 21st Century: The Role of the National Science Foundation

Released in April 2003, this timely and engaging report from the National Science Foundation outlines how the agency can best support the development of a robust infrastructure to support science and engineering research and development through the 21st century. The report contains an executive summary, five chapters, and several appendices. People with limited time may want to first consult the...
Science and Technology Pocket Databook

Science and Technology Pocket Databook, offers brief science and engineering R&D data from the National Science Foundation. Science and Technology Pocket Databook , provided by the Science Resources Studies Division of NSF, is a reference source that is made up of 43 figures covering eight topics. Some time series data (mostly early 80's to the 90's) is available, but this is predominantly a...
SESTAT: A Tool for Studying Scientists and Engineers in the United States

The National Science Foundation (NSF) report entitled SESTAT: A Tool for Studying Scientists and Engineers in the United States contains information about the "employment, educational, and demographic characteristics of scientists and engineers in the US." The article is available in HTML and .pdf formats.