National Science Foundation Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1979 and 1980 and the Women in Science and Technology Equal Opportunity Act, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session, on S. 2549 to Authorize Appropriations for the Activities of the National Science Foundation, and for Other Purposes, and S. 2550 to Promote the Full Use of Human Resources in Science and Technology Through a Comprehensive Program to Maximize the Potential Contribution and Advancement of Women in Scientific, Professional, and Technical Careers, April 10, 1978 [open pdf - 40MB]
This is the April 10, 1978 hearing titled "National Science Foundation Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1979 and 1980 and the Women in Science and Technology Equal Opportunity Act," held before the Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources. From the opening statement of Edward M. Kennedy: "The subject of our hearings this morning is the National Science Foundation Authorization Act and the Women in Science and Technology Equal Opportunity Act. The witnesses we will hear will help us determine how well the Foundation is meeting its responsibility to support basic research and to fund applied research in areas where the potential exists to resolve significant national problems. In addition, the National Science Foundation has the primary responsibility within the Federal Government for strengthening science education. The Foundation must assure the Nation an adequate pool of scientific and technological human resources--with full participation of minorities and women. The Foundation must also work to improve science education to meet the needs of a broader range of students; to promote public understanding of issues involving science and technology; and to improve the general effectiveness and relevance of science education." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard S. Schweiker, Richard C. Atkinson, Irving Shain, Robert Randolph, Lucy W. Sells, and Edward L. Helminski.
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