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GovExec Daily: The NSF Director Says Science Is Leading the Way

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan joins the podcast to discuss the agency's efforts to promote STEM education and to unlock the potential in all American communities.

The role of science in government has ebbed and flowed throughout the history of the U.S., but it has undoubtedly been integral since the National Science Foundation was formed in 1950. As innovation and scientific progress moves forward in the 21st century, NSF’s mission to support science research and education becomes that much more important.

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan is a computer scientist, engineer and the 15th director of the National Science Foundation. He previously served as the executive vice president of the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise, where he was also chief research and innovation officer. He joined the podcast to discuss the future of U.S. science and innovation.

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