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Enabling American innovation : engineering and the National Science Foundation

Author: Dian Olson Belanger
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©1998.
Series: History of technology series (West Lafayette, Ind.)
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This study traces engineers' struggle to win intellectual, financial, and organizational recognition within the National Science Foundation (NSF), a federal agency formed in 1950 to support basic scientific research. The tools and arguments of this struggle altered over time, but engineers continued to assert the value of their contribution, usually measured in comparative budgetary terms, and philosophical debates,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Belanger, Dian Olson, 1941-
Enabling American innovation.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97028311
(OCoLC)37246443
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dian Olson Belanger
ISBN: 0585087989 9780585087986
OCLC Number: 42856250
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 375 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prologue: Engineering: An American Tradition --
Ch. 1. Engineering under a Mandate for Basic Science --
Ch. 2. Toward a Larger Role --
Ch. 3. Applied Science and Relevance: The RANN Concept --
Ch. 4. The RANN Years --
Fruitful, Beset, and Brief --
Ch. 5. Interregnum: Searching for a Place --
Ch. 6. By Any Name, Engineering --
Ch. 7. Resources and Policies for Full Partnership --
Ch. 8. Acting on the Mandate --
Ch. 9. NSF Engineering over Time --
App. 1. National Science Foundation Directors, 1951-90 --
App. 2. National Science Foundation Heads of Engineering in Varying Organizational Configurations, 1951-90 --
App. 3. Engineering Research Centers, to 1990 --
App. 4. Engineers Serving on the National Science Board, 1951-90 --
App. 5. Statistical Figures, NSF Spending.
Series Title: History of technology series (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Responsibility: Dian Olson Belanger.

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