Federal News Roundup
The National Science Foundation has announced the establishment of an advisory committee on science and engineering education. There will be up to 20 members on the committee, including experts in various fields of science and engineering and and representatives of industry and nonprofit organizations.
The mission of the committee, which will be appointed this spring, will be to assess and evaluate the condition of science education, to make policy and planning recommendations, to evaluate program performance, and to establish a mechanism by which the foundation can communicate with schools and other agencies. The members will be appointed by Laura P. Bautz, acting assistant director for science and engineering education.