Latest Vannevar Bush 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...

2011-04-02 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...

2010-10-01 11:14:33

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Subra Suresh, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), for a six-year term. Suresh, 54, served as dean of the engineering school and as Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A mechanical engineer who later became interested in materials science and biology, Suresh has done pioneering work studying the biomechanics of blood cells under the influence of diseases such as...

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...

2008-09-14 12:00:21

By Susan Hockfield The Washington Post Almost 70 years ago, as Germany invaded France, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received an urgent visit from Vannevar Bush, then chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics and formerly vice president and dean of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bush's message was simple: For America to win the war that was to come, it had no choice but to make aggressive, focused investments in basic science. The case was so...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.