CaSE is delighted that its Annual Lecture 2021 will be given by the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Dr Sethuraman Panchanathan. With an annual budget of $8.5 billion (or £6 billion), NSF is the only U.S. federal agency tasked with funding all fields of fundamental science and engineering research. Dr Panchanathan will set out his vision for the National Science Foundation and science and engineering enterprise.
2021 is proving to be a transformative year for American science, with proposals from the Administration and Congress to significantly increase investments in scientific and technological innovation, including at the National Science Foundation. The UK Government has set its own target to increase public investment in R&D and the event will provide an opportunity to examine these efforts in a global context and understand what lessons can learned from the United States.
The CaSE Annual Lecture is the organisation's flagship event and has been hosted annually since our founding as Save British Science in 1986. This prestigious event provides an opportunity for leading public figures to address and engage directly with the science and engineering community.
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session chaired by CaSE Executive Director Professor Sarah Main, and the event will conclude by 5.30pm.
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