News Release

Rep. Yoho visiting UF Friday to learn about NSF-supported research

November 16, 2017

On Friday, Nov. 17, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho will visit the University of Florida to learn more about research discoveries made possible by the National Science Foundation (NSF). UF President Kent Fuchs will host the event, a pilot project of the NSF’s National Science Board, of which he is a member.  

NSF is the only federal agency to support fundamental research across all fields of science. This Friday’s tour will feature NSF-funded students and faculty, and showcase their research.



8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Graduate Research Fellow Meeting

226 Tigert Hall, President’s Office Conference Room

  •  Roundtable discussion led by David Norton, UF’s Vice President for Research. Each Fellow will give a ten-minute poster presentation of their research.


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

UF Researchers Meeting

JHH202 Hernandez Hall, Kincart Conference Room

  • Roundtable discussion led by David Norton. Each faculty member will discuss their research for five to ten minutes and will provide a one pager about their work.


About the National Science Board

The National Science Board and the National Science Foundation’s Director jointly head the agency. NSB identifies issues critical to NSF's future and approves new major programs and awards. The NSB also provides the President and Congress with a biennial report on U.S. progress in science and technology. Members are appointed by the President for six year terms and selected for their eminence in research, education, and records of distinguished service.


About the University of Florida

The University of Florida is a top-10 public research institution whose mission is to prepare our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. One of the nation’s largest public universities, UF is the only member of the Association of American Universities in the state of Florida. Teaching, research and scholarship, and service span all of the UF’s academic disciplines and represent its commitment to be a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.


Media Contacts:

Nadine Lymn, NSB Communications Director,, (703) 292-2490

Steve Orlando, UF National Media Strategist,, (352) 273-3819

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, its budget is $8.1 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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