History of Science Sources

I am thrilled to be taking a History of Science class this semester. Yesterday was our first class–mostly discussed the article by Daniel Kevles, “Foundations, Universities, and Trends in Support for the Physical and Biological Sciences, 1900-1992.” Daniel Kevles is currently at Yale, and is the author of a very good book on the history of physicists: The Physicists (1978) He also has an archived NPR podcast on Scientific Misconduct.

I had never really thought about life without, or before, the National Science Foundation. There is a great online history at: http://www.nsf.gov/about/history/ NSF was founded in 1950.

About effervescentlibrarian

UX Librarian at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
This entry was posted in HistoryofScience. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s