Latest Vannevar Bush Award Stories

2011-09-08 04:56:53

Deadline for honorary award nominations is Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. The National Science Board (NSB) is seeking nominations for its 2012 Vannevar Bush Award and its 2012 Public Service Award. Nominations are due by Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Details about each award and the nomination process are below. 2012 Vannevar Bush Award Honoring Lifelong Leadership in Science and Technology and Contributions to the Nation through Public Service The Vannevar Bush Award...

2011-05-04 19:51:18

NSB will review facilities portfolio; hear presentations by Dennis Bartels, Casey Dunn, Moira Gunn, and Charles Vest; and address development and approval process of Requests for Proposals for recompetitions on awards and contracts The National Science Board (NSB) will meet on May 9, 10 and 11 to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Members of the media and the public are invited to public portions of the meeting. Highlights include:...

2011-04-04 21:09:08

Unique contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering garner award for science museumThe National Science Board (NSB) announced today that the Exploratorium will receive its 2011 Public Service Award for a group for unique contributions to increasing the public understanding of science and engineering.The Exploratorium is a San Francisco-based museum that promotes informal education through webcasts, websites and science-based events, including hundreds of...

2011-04-02 02:01:08

Dr. Moira Gunn, founder of Tech Nation, to receive award for far-reaching contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering The National Science Board (NSB) announced today that the founder of the public radio program Tech Nation, Moira Gunn, will receive its 2011 Public Service Award. Gunn's expertise in science, engineering and education, combined with her experience in broadcasting, allows many in the general public to understand the excitement and promise of...

2010-05-09 07:41:55

Vannevar Bush Award, Waterman Award and Public Service Awards made as National Science Foundation and National Science Board celebrate 60th anniversary President Barack Obama sent warm greetings to top scientists, engineers and policy makers who gathered on May 5th at the annual awards dinner of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Science Board (NSB) to pay tribute to the achievements and public service contributions of outstanding scientists, and to recognize a program...

2010-03-27 11:20:00

The National Science Board (NSB) is pleased to announce the two recipients of its 2010 NSB Public Service Award:  scientist Nalini M. Nadkarni, and the education network called Expanding Your Horizons (EYH). "We are pleased to recognize Nalini for her outstanding and truly unique achievements in bringing her research to the public," said Steven Beering, NSB Chairman. "Not only has she been a leader in the forest canopy research field, but she has actively engaged in forging connections...

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