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Title National Science Foundation : background, policies, and contracting practices / Leslie Murphy, editor.

Publication Info. New York : Nova Publishers, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 119 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series Education in a competitive and globalizing world
Education in a competitive and globalizing world series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The National Science Foundation : background and selected policy issues / Heather B. Gonzalez -- An analysis of STEM education funding at the NSF : trends and policy discussion / Heather B. Gonzalez -- U.S. National Science Foundation : experimental program to stimulate competitive research (EPSCoR) / Christine M. Matthews -- National Science Foundation : steps taken to improve contracting practices, but opportunities exist to do more / United States Goverment Accountability Office.
Summary The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports both basic research and education in the nonmedical sciences and engineering. Congress established the foundation as an independent federal agency in 1950 and directed it to ""promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense; and for other purposes."" The NSF is a primary source of federal support for U.S. university research, especially in certain fields such as mathematics and computer science. It is also responsible for significant shares of the federal science, technology,
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject National Science Foundation (U.S.)
National Science Foundation (U.S.) -- History.
National Science Foundation (U.S.) -- Government policy.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Science -- Study and teaching -- Government policy -- United States.
Technology -- Study and teaching -- Government policy -- United States.
Engineering -- Study and teaching -- Government policy -- United States.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Government policy -- United States.
Educational accountability -- United States.
Science and state -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Murphy, Leslie, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Murphy, Leslie. National Science Foundation : Background, Policies, and Contracting Practices. Hauppauge : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ©2014 9781633219724
ISBN 9781633219915 (electronic bk.)
1633219917 (electronic bk.)
9781633219724 (hardcover)
1633219720 (hardcover)