Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Volume 5
National Academy of Sciences, 1919
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Page 188 - Sciences is therefore requested to perpetuate the National Research Council, the duties of which shall be as follows: 1. In general, to stimulate research in the mathematical, physical and biological sciences, and in the application of these sciences to engineering, agriculture, medicine and other useful arts, with the object of increasing knowledge, of strengthening the national defense, and of contributing in other ways to the public welfare.
Page 88 - To promote cooperation in research, at home and abroad, in order to secure concentration of effort, minimize duplication, and stimulate progress; but in all cooperative undertakings to give encouragement to individual initiative, as fundamentally important to the advancement of science.
Page 188 - The National Research Council was organized in 1916 at the request of the President by the National Academy of Sciences, under its Congressional charter, as a measure of national preparedness.
Page 187 - Initially onethird of the members of the committee shall be appointed for a term of one year, one-third for a term of two years, and one-third for a term of three years; and thereafter the term of office of each successor member shall be three years.
Page 190 - Hale brought to the attention of the meeting the question of a popular journal to be published jointly by the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and stated that the matter would be brought up later for further consideration.
Page 489 - SEC. 3. Joint meetings of the executive board of the National Research Council and the council of the National Academy of Sciences shall...
Page 314 - Science and the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the National Research Council. The members of the board are: Henry A.
Page 188 - To this end representatives of the Government, upon the nomination of the President of the National Academy of Sciences, will be designated by the President as members of the Council, as heretofore, and the heads of the departments immediately concerned will continue to co-operate in every way that may be required.
Page 487 - Article II. — Membership Section 1. The membership of the National Research Council shall be chosen with the view of rendering the Council an effective federation of the principal research agencies in the United States concerned with the fields of science and technology named in Article I.
Page 88 - ... 4. To serve as a means of bringing American and foreign investigators into active cooperation with the scientific and technical services of the War and Navy Departments and with those of the civil branches of the government. 5. To direct the attention of scientific and technical investigators to the present importance of military and industrial problems in connection with the war, and to aid in the solution of these problems by organizing specific researches. 6. To gather and collate scientific...