Chips/Science Bill Leaves NSF with a Lot of Technology Leeway for Tech Investments

Everyone loves chips, but what about science?
The Chips and Science Act approved by the House and Senate last week – and expected to be signed by President Biden next week – has generated a lot of headline news on the chips side of the legislation, including $52 billion of government funding to incentivize semiconductor makers to build new plants in the United States.
At the same time, the science side of the bill has received much less explanation. Here are a few pointers from the bill on its far-reaching impact for Federally-supported research into a host of cutting-edge tech areas.