"Realizing NSF’s Vision for Research and Discovery," a talk with France Cordova, NSF director
Please join us for a special talk given by France Cordova, NSF director. Dr. Cordova is a true supporter of graduate students at Caltech, and strongly believes in Caltech's mission. She visits us this week in part to meet some of our graduate students and postdocs, and has prepared this special talk with all welcome to attend.
Dr. France Cordova earned her Ph.D. in Physics at Caltech in 1979. She then joined the Space Astronomy and Astrophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory and subsequently has held extraordinary leadership positions in academic and public service, including head of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State University, NASA Chief Scientist, Vice Chancellor of UC Santa Barbara, Chancellor of UC Riverside, President of Purdue University, and Chair of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. She began her term as the Director of the National Science Foundation in 2014. She has also published more than 150 scientific papers and has an experiment on the European Space Agency's X-Ray Multi-Mirror Mission.