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More Speeches and Presentations by the NSF Director

2016  |  2015  |  2014


2016 SPEECHES

June 20, 2016
Remarks at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
Also see: the slides.

May 3, 2016
Remarks at the NAE-Battelle STEM Symposium, Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Also see: the slides.

April 4, 2016
Remarks at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, National Academy of Science
Washington, DC
Also see: the slides.

March 22, 2016
Testimony Before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology on the President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation
Washington, D.C.

March 16, 2016
Testimony Before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on The President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation
Washington, D.C.

March 10, 2016
Remarks Before the Next Einstein Forum -- Plenary Panel 6, "Developing a National Science Strategy Including Curiosity-driven Research"
Dakar, Senegal
Also see: the slides.

February 23, 2016
Remarks at the 25th LSAMP Research Symposium
National Harbor, Maryland

February 12, 2016
Remarks Before the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2016 Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
Also see: the slides.

February 9, 2016
FY 2017 NSF Budget Request Overview
Arlington, VA
Also see: the slides.

January 20, 2016
Remarks Before the National Council for Science and the Environment National Conference
Arlington, Virginia

January 5, 2016
Remarks Before the American Astronomical Society
Kissimmee, Florida
Also see: the slides.


2015 SPEECHES

December 15, 2015
"Union Agency Lecture" Before the American Geophysical Union
San Francisco, CA
Also see: the slides.

November 13, 2015
Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST)
Texas Research Summit

November 1, 2015
Remarks Before the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Baltimore, MD
Also see: the slides.

October 15, 2015
"ERC Program: Past, Present and Future," Remarks at the Launch of the Engineering Research Center for Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS)
Urbana, Illinois

September 30, 2015
"Advancing the Progress of Science: Scientists and the Public Together," Remarks at the White House Forum on Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing: Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People
Washington, D.C.

September 12, 2015
"Light for a Better World: a Celebration of U.S. Innovation," Remarks Before the 2015 International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies Celebration, National Academy of Sciences
Washington, D.C.

August 3, 2015
"Exploring the Heavens, Discovering Our Humanity," Remarks Before the International Astronomical Union General Assembly
Honolulu, Hawaii
Also see: the slides.

May 26, 2015
"Novel Approaches to Breakthrough Research," Remarks Before the Global Symposium on Scientific Breakthroughs
Tokyo, Japan
Also see: the slides.

May 21, 2015
2015 Big Data in Biomedicine: Driving Innovation for a Healthier World
Stanford, California
Also see: the slides.

April 17, 2015
Chile and NSF: Partners for Scientific Progress, Remarks Before the Chilean Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
Santiago, Chile
Also see: the slides.

March 17, 2015
Testimony Before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, on the President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation
Washington, DC

March 12, 2015
Advancing Science from Space and the Ground, 53rd Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
Greenbelt, MD
Also see: the slides.

February 26, 2015
Testimony Before the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology on The President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation
Washington, DC

February 2, 2015
The FY 2016 NSF Budget Request Roll-out
Arlington, VA
Also see: the slides.

January 19, 2015
"U.S. National Science Foundation Lights the Future," Remarks Before the 2015 International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies, UNESCO Headquarters
Paris, France


2014 SPEECHES

December 6, 2014
Remarks Before the Council of Scientific Society Presidents
Washington, DC
Also see: the slides.

December 5, 2014
Revisiting Graduate Education, Keynote at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools
Washington, DC
Also see: the slides.

October 5, 2014
Remarks before the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum 2014 Opening Plenary Panel, "Science and Technology for the Future of Humankind," Kyoto International Conference Center
Kyoto, Japan

August 26, 2014
"How the National Science Foundation Powers U.S. Research & Innovation," Third Colorado Innovation Network Summit
Denver, CO
Also see: the slides.

April 29, 2014
Testimony Before the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, on "Driving Innovation through Federal Investments"
Washington, DC

April 17, 2014
Tomorrow Begins Today, Remarks, Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit
Arlington, VA
Also see: the slides.