Educational Technology

February 27, 2011

National Science Foundation would get $7.8 billion in Obama budget

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by the Washington Post

The National Science Foundation emerges as one of the few winners in the president’s proposed budget, with the nation’s primary funder of nonmedical basic research receiving $7.8 billion – a 13 percent increase over 2010 funding. In contrast, House Republicans have targeted the NSF for cuts, proposing a 16 percent reduction in the agency’s 2011 budget compared with 2010 levels. Under the president’s proposal, renewable energy, wireless communications, next-generation computer processors and robotics research all would receive a boost. Climate monitoring is also a priority, with $88 million proposed for a national network of observation stations to monitor the effects of climate change.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021406610.html

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