Science and Engineering Community

NSF is open for business! We thank you for your forbearance during this challenging time, and for your support of students, postdocs, faculty, technical and administrative support staff and researchers. It has not been easy for our continuing or new grantees, especially emerging scholars and hopeful aspirants. We thank you for giving them a helping … Continue reading Science and Engineering Community

Arctic Science Ministerial

A few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure to lead the U.S. delegation at the second Arctic Science Ministerial in Berlin, Germany. The ministerial brought together science ministers and leaders from over 30 nations, as well as indigenous groups and associations to further international Arctic science collaboration. The ministerial themes addressed topics including: Arctic … Continue reading Arctic Science Ministerial

Linking brain researchers around the world

Two years ago, more than 400 scientists and government representatives from around the world met at Rockefeller University with the goal of fostering collaboration on brain research. This meeting led to the National Science Foundation and a broad group of partners issuing a declaration to create an International Brain Initiative to accelerate neuroscience research. With … Continue reading Linking brain researchers around the world

Photo credit: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank On Wednesday, I joined Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to sign a Letter of Intent creating a new partnership for collaboration between NSF and the Air Force on scientific and engineering research to bolster national security. This partnership creates a new pathway between the basic research supported by … Continue reading

International Collaborations: From Science Foundation Ireland to the World Economic Forum

NSF has always supported basic research that unravels fascinating mysteries and improves our understanding of the world. Integral to our success is collaboration and the exchange of information across broad communities. Last November, I visited Ireland to discuss NSF’s very productive relationship with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), including the exciting collaboration between NSF Engineering Research … Continue reading International Collaborations: From Science Foundation Ireland to the World Economic Forum

Today I signed a Memorandum of Understanding to lead the way for establishing an advanced gravitational-wave detector in India. It’s an exciting day, because it offers the promise of deepening our understanding and opening an even wider window to our universe. With this new commitment to collaboration, NSF’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (better known as … Continue reading