Email Print Share
Director's Notes
A Monthly Message from NSF's Director

Director Cordova

Welcome! I'm excited to be able to share, through these newsletters, some of the many important innovations the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports that are making an impact on U.S. industry, education, health care, national security and global competitiveness. NSF-supported research not only enhances these areas, but also improves the quality of life for each of us.
Dr. France A. Córdova
Visit my blog

March 2020

Retrospective: An informal chat with Dr. France Córdova at the end of her tenure

Dr. France Córdova, 14th director of the National Science Foundation, discusses her tenure at NSF, the legacy she hopes to leave, and her hopes for the future of science and engineering.

Farewell message to staff from NSF Director Dr. France Córdova

Dr. France A. Córdova, 14th Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) delivers a farewell message to NSF staff in the final week of her six-year term as Director of NSF. Córdova is an astrophysicist and has been a leader in science, engineering and education for more than three decades. She has a distinguished career in both higher education and government. Córdova is president emerita of Purdue University and chancellor emerita of the University of California, Riverside, where she was a distinguished professor of physics and astronomy. She was vice chancellor for research and professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Córdova served as NSF Director from March 30, 2014 to March 31, 2020.

Big Ideas: the planet, the cosmos, the industries of the future: breakthroughs and challenges

Former NSF director France Córdova discusses NSF's Big Ideas regarding the planet, the cosmos, industries of the future and more.