Slide title: NSF's Mission
Overarching mandate, in contrast to agencies with mission-specific mandates like space, agriculture, health, or energy
Supports all fields of science and engineering research and education
Funding continually moves to the frontier!
Slide images: screenshot showing images from a list of NSF Discovery stories on http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/
From top to bottom: photo of bioluminescent fungi; photo of city of Clarksdale in the Coahoma County, Mississippi Delta region; illustration of a long-ago comet or asteroid hitting the Chesapeake Bay; illustration from a story called "Teaching Computers How to Write Fast Software;" illustration of a bioparticle ready to bind antigens from tumor cells; photo of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the European laboratory CERN; photo of conjugated polymers
Credits (top to bottom): Cassius V. Stevani, Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo; Sharon Stanley; Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation; Markus Püschel, Carnegie Mellon University; Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation; CERN; The College of William and Mary