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The National Science Board (NSB) of the United States is composed of 25 members appointed by the President. Until October 2012, the members had to be confirmed by the United States Senate, representing the broad U.S. science and engineering community. The Board establishes the policies of the National Science Foundation (NSF) within the framework of applicable national policies set forth by the President and the Congress. The Board also serves as an independent policy advisory body to the President and Congress on science and engineering research and education issues and has a statutory obligation to "...render to the President and to the Congress reports on specific, individual policy matters related to science and engineering and education in science engineering, as the Board, the President, or the Congress determines the need for such reports,"</i><ref>(42 U.S.C. Section 1863) SEC. 4.(j)(2)</ref> and to "...render to the President and the Congress no later than January 15 of each even numbered year, a report on indicators of the state of science and engineering in the United States."<ref>(42 U.S.C. Section 1863) SEC. 4.(j)(1)</ref>


National Science Board sections
Intro  Background  Composition  Activities/Work of the National Science Board  Approval of major NSF awards  Honors  See also  References  External links  

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