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NSB to hold listening session at DSU, seeks input from stakeholders on its 2030 Vision

Dakota State University

Dakota State University, Beacom Institute of Technology (Credit and Larger Version)

March 21, 2019

Next week, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Science Board (NSB, Board) will hold a listening session at Dakota State University (DSU). NSB Vice Chair, Ellen Ochoa and NSB Committee on Strategy Chair, Roger Beachy will facilitate the session which DSU President, Dr. José-Marie Griffiths will host in conjunction with the DSU Research Symposium.  


Over the coming months, the NSB will seek input from a variety of NSF stakeholders to develop a Vision that will help guide the Board and the agency through 2030.  The goal of the Board’s Vision project is to consider and illuminate the future landscape of research in light of the rapidly changing global science and engineering landscape. Topics of interest include: how university/higher education will change in the next 10 years, how we will train/retrain the workforce for the future economy, the future of disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity/convergence, and how changes in technology and society will impact traditional models of research and collaboration.  in a knowledge economy.


WHAT: NSB Listening Session on NSB’s 2030 Vision

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dakota State University, Beacom Collaboration Center, Madison, SD

WHO:  University presidents and vice presidents for research


About NSB

The National Science Board and the National Science Foundation director jointly head NSF. NSB identifies issues critical to NSF's future and establishes the Foundation's policies. The NSB also provides the President and Congress with Science and Engineering Indicators, 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.


Media contact: Kim Silverman, National Science Board Office, (703) 292-4515,

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