NSF Director Lane to Discuss Federal Research Funding

first_imgShareMedia AdvisoryNSF DIRECTOR LANE TO DISCUSS FEDERAL RESEARCH FUNDINGNeal Lane, director of the National Science Foundation(NSF), will be at Rice University on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Thursday, Nov. 14,to deliver two lectures. He will address the crucial issues facing the federalfunding of university research.Wednesday’s lecture, “Secrets of Scientific Success,” will begin at 4 p.m. inthe Physics Amphitheater. A reception will immediately follow in the Founder’sRoom of Lovett Hall.Thursday’s speech, “The Dream of a Common Language: Making theScienceNonScience Bridge,” will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 301 of Sewall Hall. Lanewill leave time for questions and discussion.Lane is a former Rice provost and professor of physics. A two-time recipientof the George R. Brown Prize for excellence in teaching, Lane has authored orco-authored more than 90 scientific papers and publications, including atextbook on quantum physics.Reflecting on his position of NSF director, Lane said it is “a privilege. Itis a big job and totally consuming of my time and energy. I fully believe inwhat NSF does, and I’m doing what I can to ensure that as we get through theserocky political times, NSF comes out in good shape.”The Nov. 13 speech is part of the H.E. Rorschach, Jr. Memorial Lectureseries, which addresses issues related to the physical sciences as well as theirrelationships to the greater body of knowledge and culture.The Nov. 14 lecture is part of the Scientia colloquia. Scientia is aninstitute for the history of science and culture.For more information about Lane’s visit to Houston and Rice, or to schedulean interview with the NSF director, please contact David Kaplan in the RiceUniversity News Office at (713) 831-4791.### AddThislast_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *