April 20, 2012
From: Laura J. Woodard, Director of Media Relations
Clark named as a panelist for National Science Foundation
Dr. Lynn Clark, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was appointed by the National Science Foundation to serve as a reviewer on the Math and Science Partnership Panel on April 5-6 at the NSF headquarters in Washington. D.C.
Clark was chosen because of her expertise in professional development initiatives and school/university partnerships.
According to the NSF website, the purpose of the panel was to provide advice and recommendations concerning proposals submitted to NSF for financial support, and the agenda for each meeting was to review and evaluate those proposals.
More about the NSF:
According to their website, the National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (FY 2010), they are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.
In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.