National Science Foundation Director France Cordova On Scientific Innovation | Here & Now
>>> so MEDIA more important than commercial products / consumerism for youth
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>>> and older, to keep people in pipeline and not drop out after first failure, need MENTORS
xerox special, MIT scientists drop marshmellow onto neutrino star, that's it. astrophysicist
1) inclusive innovators
INCLUDES program by NSF trying to address gap
2) innovation in a lot of explosion in IT, in data science, in biotech, in nanotech
missed opportunities in physics mysteries are piling up, in medicine and health, in materials science, energy
NSF was my first grant, first opportunity funding source before private agencies -- we take great pride in that
~ so much potential in this country!
~ NSF was my first funding source before private agencies, get people to go into science
NSf is where discoveries AND DISCOVERERS begin!
85% to universities, 15% to private companies R&D etc.
challenges, not obstacles. be good communicators, articulate the importance of science
don't belive -- vs don't understand, must take the time to communicate