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NASA Internal Memo: Enterprise Council (EC) ViTS 19 April 2005

"If earmarks from the Hill are legislated, we will release the money as soon as possible. He hates earmarks. We need to avoid earmarks in the first place or influence the earmark to benefit NASA work, but when we get them we need to fund them promptly. The bottom line is to honor earmarks when they are directed."

NASA Excerpts from Conference Report on H.R. 2862, Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agenices Approp Act 2006

Editor's note: A partial list of all the earmarks. Read it and squeak. What any of this has to do with NASA or space exploration escapes me.

  • $300,000 education programs at St. Thomas University;
  • $1,150,000 Southeast Missouri State University, Educator Resource Center;
  • $500,000 National Federation of the Blind, science education programs for blind youth;
  • $1,000,000 Centenary College NJ, innovative teacher training initia
  • $1,000,000 Garrett Morgan Commercialization Initiative;
  • $1,000,000 Applied Polymer Technology Extension Consortium, LA;
  • $1,000,000 University of Redlands academic programs;
  • $1,000,000 Burlington Community College Integrated Education Center NJ, equipment;
  • $100,000 for Albany Technical College in Albany, Georgia for a technology, math and engineering program;
  • $250,000 for Albany State University in Albany, Georgia for project ``Jump Start'' for a math and science education enhancement program;
  • $150,000 for Andrew College, Georgia, for a rural math, science and engineering program;
  • $3,500,000 for the Educational Advancement Alliance to support the Alliance's K-12 math, science and technology education and scholarship program;
  • $700,000 for Middle Tennessee State University for K-12 Science Education Enhancements;
  • $250,000 for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Center at Tennessee Tech University;
  • $250,000 for East Providence School Department, Rhode Island, for instruction labs in math and science;
  • $200,000 for the University of Rhode Island Engineering School;
  • $200,000 for the Providence School Department, Rhode Island, for instructional labs in math and science;
  • $500,000 for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences;
  • $1,000,000 for the University of San Francisco to acquire equipment for laboratories and upgrades to a science center;
  • $250,000 for the Liberty Science Center;
  • $500,000 for St. Peter's College, New Jersey, for enhancing physical sciences and human factors education and research;
  • $300,000 for the Bronx Community College Center for Sustainable Energy;
  • $1,000,000 for Ball State University, Indiana, Human Performance Laboratory;
  • $1,000,000 for the Dole Scholarship Program;
  • $1,500,000 for weather mapping in Alaska;
  • $3,500,000 for the Biodefense Research Infrastructure Project at St. Louis University;
  • $500,000 for the AgCam Science Applications Team, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana;
  • $1,000,000 for the University of Louisville Rejuvenating Injured Tissues for Enhanced Wound Healing Project;
  • $100,000 for the La Rouche College Chemistry Initiative;
  • $300,000 for the Stroud Water Research Center;
  • $1,000,000 for the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation, Kent County, Delaware;
  • $350,000 for the Center for Science and Technology at Dominican University, San Rafael, California;
  • $4,000,000 for the Chesapeake Information Based Aeronautics Consortium, Baltimore, Maryland of which $1,000,000 is for a demonstration of the Navy's JATDI program into civilian applications;
  • $750,000 for the University of Colorado Institute for Micro/Nano Technology for Engineering and Life Sciences;
  • $1,000,000 for the North Alabama Science Center's Alabama Nature Center interactive immersive-reality science laboratory;
  • $2,000,000 for Constellation University for the CU Research Program;
  • $1,000,000 for Philadelphia University for the Scientific Reasoning-Inquiry Based Education Initiative;
  • $2,000,000 for the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York for optics research;
  • $2,500,000 for the National Space Science and Technology Center to develop high power thin disk lasers;
  • $4,000,000 for the Alliance for NanoHealth;
  • $1,000,000 for the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative;
  • $500,000 for Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts, for K-6 science teacher education;
  • $1,000,000 for the Mississippi Coastal Disaster Inventory Initiative;
  • $1,000,000 for the Advanced Computing Center at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont;
  • $2,000,000 for the Institute for NanoBio Technology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland;
  • $2,000,000 for continued operation of the Classroom of the Future at Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling West Virginia;
  • $2,000,000 for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington;
  • $400,000 for Applied Technology Center at Montana State University-Northern;
  • $1,000,000 for the Manufacturing Research Center at Southern Methodist University;
  • $600,000 for the Montana Technology and Innovation Partnership;
  • $2,000,000 for continued operations of the National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) at Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia;
  • $1,000,000 for the Mitchell Institute, Portland, Maine for educational purposes;
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