Join NSF for the 2022 Waterman Lectures

Composite image showing headshots of Jessica Tierney, Daniel Larremore and Lara Thompson.

Three transformative researchers will present their award-winning work in September and October.


September 23, 2022

Please join the U.S. National Science Foundation for a three-part lecture series featuring the laureates of the 2022 Alan T. Waterman award, the nation's highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers.

You’re invited to attend and learn about the pioneering work of these three innovative researchers. The topics covered by their presentations include new methods to reduce injuries and deaths caused by people falling, an examination of academic employment and retention at U.S. colleges and universities, and how studying ancient changes in Earth’s climate can help us anticipate and plan for future changes.

The events will be held on Zoom and are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Lara Thompson
Falls and aging — the need for biomedical solutions to a global problem
Sept. 12, 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Watch a recording of Lara Thompson's lecture

Daniel Larremore
Trends in U.S. faculty hiring and retention from ten years of data: a study of prestige, diversity and inequality
Sept. 28, 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Watch a recording of Daniel Larremore's lecture

Jessica Tierney
Past climates inform our future
Oct. 11, 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Watch a recording of Jessica Tierney's lecture

Real-time captions will be displayed in Zoom during the events.

For questions or to request other reasonable accommodations, please contact Waterman@nsf.gov at least three business days before the lecture.

To learn more about the 2022 Alan T. Waterman award and how to submit a nomination for the 2023 award, please visit the Alan T. Waterman award website. The 2023 nomination period ends on September 16, 2022. 

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2022 budget of $8.8 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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