Research—National Science Foundation

NSPE Position Statement No. 03-38
Latest Revision: 
July 2018
Sunset Date: 
September 2020
NSPE Contact: 
Board of Directors
Professional Policy Supported: 
03-Emerging Technologies
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It is the policy of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) to support the continued development of a strong National Science Foundation (NSF) dedicated to furthering basic research in the sciences and engineering. Further, NSPE believes NSF should continue to:

  1. Support engineering education as well as research.
  2. Promote programs that incorporate educational and research objectives.
  3. Maximize available funding for its mission through multidisciplinary research utilizing non-federal forms of support.
  4. Expand engineering membership on the National Science Board and its Executive Committee to achieve the optimum balance of NSF programs in science and in engineering.