The National Science Foundation and the National Science Board (NSB) are seeking nominations for NSB membership. The National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, states that: "The persons nominated for appointment as members of the Board (1) shall be eminent in the fields of the basic, medical, or social sciences, engineering, agriculture, education, research management, or public affairs; (2) shall be selected solely on the basis of established records of distinguished service; and (3) shall be so selected as to provide representation of the views of scientific and engineering leaders in all areas of the Nation.'' Furthermore, the NSB, in reviewing candidates will look at the demographics, balance among professional fields, active researchers/teachers and administrators, and industrial representation. Additionally, the NSB seeks equitable representation of individuals from underrepresented groups, and provides explicit criteria and eligibility requirements for membership on the Board.

Letters of nomination accompanied by biographical information and a curriculum vita (without publications) may be forwarded to the Chairman, National Science Board, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1220, Arlington, VA 22230.

For further information contact: Michael P. Crosby, Executive Officer and Board Office Director, (703) 292-7000, or Mrs. Susan E. Fannoney, Senior Associate for Operations and Honorary Awards, Board Office (703-292-8096),


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