Lecture13a - A little history Mission and Goals of the MSC...

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1 Mission and Goals of the MSC Keith Clarke MSC Chair A little history • Civil War Act of Incorporation , signed by President Lincoln on March 3, 1863, established service to the nation as its dominant purpose • 1916 Academy establishes the National Research Council at the request of President Wilson to recruit specialists from the larger scientific and technological communities to participate in war advising • President Wilson issues executive order at the close of WWI asking the Academy of perpetuate the National Research Council • Subsequent executive orders, by Presidents Eisenhower in 1956 and Bush in 1993, have affirmed the importance of the National Research Council and further broadened its charter • President Obama addressed the NAS on Apr 27, 2009 stressing value of expert scientific advice to the nation The National Academies today • The National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor • Experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public • Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences , the National Academy of Engineering , the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council MSC Origins • In 1989, the National Research Council established the Mapping Science Committee to
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Lecture13a - A little history Mission and Goals of the MSC...

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