20 U.S. Code § 3444 - Transfer of programs from National Science Foundation
(a) Science education; exceptions
(1) There are transferred to the Secretary all programs relating to science education of the National Science Foundation or the Director of the National Science Foundation established prior to May 4, 1980, pursuant to the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 [42 U.S.C. 1861 et seq.], except the programs or parts of programs, as determined after review by the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Director of the National Science Foundation, which relate to—
(D) the conduct of basic and applied research and development applied to science learning at all educational levels and the dissemination of results concerning such research and development; and
(b) Authority of Secretary; consultation and advice
The Secretary is authorized to conduct the programs transferred by subsection (a) of this section. In conducting such programs the Secretary shall consult, as appropriate, with the Director of the National Science Foundation, and shall establish advisory mechanisms designed to assure that scientists and engineers are fully involved in the development, implementation, and review of science education programs.
(c) Report by Secretary
The annual report to be transmitted by the Secretary pursuant to section 3486 of this title shall include a description of arrangements, developed by the Secretary in consultation with the Director of the National Science Foundation, for coordinated planning and operation of science education programs, including measures to facilitate the implementations of successful innovations.
(d) Reservation of certain Foundation authority
Source(Pub. L. 96–88, title III, § 303, formerly § 304,Oct. 17, 1979, 93 Stat. 680; renumbered § 303,Pub. L. 103–382, title II, § 271(a)(2),Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3929.)
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The National Science Foundation Act of 1950, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and (d), is act May 10, 1950, ch. 171, 64 Stat. 149, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 16 (§ 1861 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1861 of Title 42 and Tables.
In subsec. (a)(1), “May 4, 1980” substituted for “the effective date of this chapter” pursuant to section 601 ofPub. L. 96–88, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3401 of this title.
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