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UH CENTER HEADS WORKSHOP ON FUTURE OF NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Current Training of Future Social Scientists to be Evaluated at NSF Event
HOUSTON, Sept. 28, 2009--A gathering of some of the nation's best social scientists will strategize about the future
of their research fields and how best to prepare the next generation.
In a workshop led by the University of Houston's Center for Public Policy (CPP), researchers from different
social science arenas and mathematics will brainstorm about the future of training programs of the National Science
Foundation (NSF), the largest federal funder of non-medical science and educational research.
"It's a great opportunity to come up with new ways to leverage what we know to improve the research
capability of social science," CPP director Jim Granato said.
The Workshop on the "Integration of Emerging Formal and Empirical Methods and Tools to Enhance Social
Scientific Development" will take place Oct. 29 at the NSF headquarters in North Arlington, Va. Researchers
representing economics, political science, sociology, public policy, statistics and mathematics will attend.