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Selected Speeches by Former NSF Deputy Director Joseph Bordogna

2005 |2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996


June 29, 2005
Farewell Remarks

June 10, 2005
Convening Meeting for the Philadelphia Math & Science Coalition
Also see: the slides

May 19, 2005
2005 IGERT Project Meeting

May 19, 2005
ADVANCE Principal Investigator Meeting

May 17, 2005
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring

May 7, 2005
"Life on the Edge: Revolution and Remembrance"
Commencement Address, Central Michigan University

April 25, 2005
"Bridge to the Doctorate"
Remarks at HRD Grantee Meeting

April 8, 2005
"The Promotion of Excellence in Research: the Experience of the National Science Foundation"
Remarks at FAF/ANRT Seminar, Paris, France
Also see: the slides

April 2, 2005
"The News about Engineers"
Remarks, IEEE - Philadelphia Section Annual Awards Night Banquet

February 28, 2005
Remarks, ASEE Engineering Research Council Annual Forum Banquet, Arlington, VA

February 28, 2005
"African-Americans: Pioneers in Math and Science"
Remarks, 2005 Black History Month Program, Presented by Dr. Aprille Ericsson, NASA



December 10, 2004
Remarks, NIH-NSF Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institutes Program Grantees Meetting

December 7, 2004
Welcome to reviewers of nominations for NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars

November 13, 2004
Banquet Address
Remarks, 13th Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry, Jackson State University

November 9, 2004
Welcoming Remarks to the NSF/NIH Conference, "Research at the Interface of the Life and Physical Sciences: Bridging the Sciences", Bethesda, MD

November 5, 2004
"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
Remarks, 25th Anniversary Celebration, University of Pennsylvania Management & Technology Program

October 29, 2004
Presentation to ABET Annual Meeting
Session on "Diversity in the Professions...A New Challenge for Societies", Nashville, TN
Also see: the slides

October 21, 2004
Inaugural Event, Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation, Georgia Institute of Technology

October 8, 2004
10-Year Anniversary Celebration of Greater Philadelphia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 4, 2004
Department of Education Reception for Presidents of Institutions of Higher Education, Indian Treaty Room, Eisenhower Executive Office Building

September 9, 2004
NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 2003 Awardees, National Science Foundation

September 2, 2004
Minnie Leonard's Retirement, National Science Foundation

July 19, 2004
Opening Remarks
2004 National Science Foundation/National Science Council Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA

June 30, 2004
WFEO Capacity Building Committee Planning Meeting, National Academy of Engineering

June 28, 2004
Future Directions for Hydrogen Energy Research and Education, National Science Foundation

June 11, 2004
Memorial Service for Dr. John Hopps, the Pentagon

June 10, 2004
ITR Grantee Meeting, Crystal City, VA

June 8, 2004
Approaches to Combat Terrorism Workshop, National Science Foundation

June 2, 2004
Introduction of Distinguished Teaching Scholar (DST) Awardees, National Academy of Sciences

May 21, 2004
" Capable Innovators and Innovative Capabilities"
Remarks, The 4th Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education: Partners in Innovation, Chemical Heritage Foundation

May 15, 2004
"A Conduit of Continuous Learning"
Remarks, Commencement Address, State University of New York Institute of Technology

May 13, 2004
"Entrepreneurial Contributions to Science, Engineering, Technology and the U.S. Economy"
Remarks, Technite 5.0 Keynote Address, Roanoke, VA

May 11, 2004
"Leading the Way as Full Diversity Partners"
Remarks, American Society of Civil Engineers Workshop

May 7, 2004
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring

May 4, 2004
Presidential Early Career Awards in Science and Engineering (PECASE)

April 29, 2004
"The Dance of Science, Engineering, Technology and Public Policy"
Carolyn and Edward Wenk Jr. Lecture in Technology and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University

April 23, 2004
Opening Remarks, Lemelson-MIT Invention Assembly, National Academy of Sciences

April 20, 2004
"Designs for a Knowledge Society"
Science, Technology and Research Trust of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

April 5, 2004
NSF-DFG Research Conference, "Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Life"

March 29, 2004
"Engineering Systems: Putting People in the Picture"
2004 Engineering Systems Symposium: Addressing the Challenges of Large-Scale Systems, Government Perspectives on Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Also see: the slides.

March 18, 2004
SIA Award Luncheon/Administration Leadership Award Acceptance, Washington, D.C.

March 8, 2004
"Over the Horizon: The Powerful Context for Future R&D Initiatives"
Engineering R&D Symposium, Washington, DC

March 6, 2004
"Transcending Boundaries in Research and Graduate Education"
Western Association of Graduate Schools, 46th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona

February 27, 2004
"An Audacious Faith in the Future"
HBCU-UP Student Research Conference 2004

January 22, 2004
"CAREER: Forging a Community of Inspiration"
NSF CAREER PI Mentoring & Networking Workshop, Stafford II, Room 555, Arlington, Virginia

January 2004
Awards for the Integration of Research and Education Education in the 21st Century

January 15, 2004
"Meeting the Challenge of a Complex World,"
AAAS/NACME Conference

January 12, 2004
"ADVANCE: The Future of Academe"
Keynote Address, Virginia Tech ADVANCE Workshop, "AdvanceVT Inaugural Workshop", Blacksburg, VA

January 8, 2004
30th Anniversary of the I/UCRC Program, Washington, DC

January 7, 2004
NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholars, NSF - Stafford II, Arlington, VA



December 8, 2003
"Nano Transformation: A Future of Our Making ,"
IEEE 2003 International Electron Devices Meeting, Washington, DC
Also see: the slides .

November 16, 2003
"Designs Beyond the Pipeline: Pathways of Diversity for a Complex World ,"
Panel Remarks: Federal Initiatives Aimed at Increasing Diversity in the Engineering Pipeline, Forum on Diversity in Mechanical Engineering Education and Workforce, International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Washington, DC

November 5, 2003
"Graduate Education and Research: The Integrated Passion ,"
Opening address to CIRTL Forum, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Also see: the slides .

November 3, 2003
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Workshop

November 2, 2003
Bridging the Gap between Science and Society Conference Education and Technical Workforce Panel, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University, Houston, Texas

October 29, 2003
Meeting of the Engineering Workforce Commission, Washington, D.C.

October 24, 2003
Pathways to Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Technology Workshop, Workforce for the 21st Century Priority Area

October 2, 2003
Welcoming Remarks
NSF Workshop on Integrative Cognitive Science

September 25, 2003
Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C.

September 17, 2003
Engineering Societies Diversity Summit II, Washington, DC

June 25, 2003
"U.S. Engineering: Enabling the Nation's Capacity to Perform ,"
American Society for Engineering Education
Also see: the slides .

May 16, 2003
" From the Inside Out and the Outside In: Engineering Solutions for the Future ,"
George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science Commencement

March 24-26, 2003
Ibero-American Summit on Engineering Education, SÃo Paulo, Brazil

March 3, 2003
" Mining the Silver "
Ben Franklin Technology Partners, 20th Anniversary Commemorative Luncheon

January 30, 2003
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) Informational Meeting

January 14, 2003
Reception Remarks
Leveraging Experience to Accelerate Progress (LEAP): Moving Towards Gender Equity in Engineering Education Conference, Washington, DC

January 13, 2003
"Importance of Entrepreneurs to the U.S. Economy ,"
Engineering Conferences International (ECI) Teaching Entrepreneurship to Engineering Students, Monterey, California
Also see: the slides .

January 10, 2003
"Designing the Future: Education and Engineering for a New World ,"
IEEE Deans Summit II: Fostering Campus Collaborations, Miami, Florida



December 21, 2002
"Prepared to Be Lucky"
University of Missouri-Rolla, Commencement Address

October 24, 2002
"SBIR: Strategic Investment in the Nation's Future"
Symposium on the Small Business Innovation Research, Program: Measuring the Outcomes, National Research Council

October 24, 2002
"From Pipelines to Pathways"
Assessing the Impact: ATE National Principal Investigators Conference

October 3, 2002
"Designing the Future"
Congress of the Pennsylvania Nanotechnology Initiative, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

September 19, 2002
International Workshop on Neutrinos and Subterranean Science (NeSS) 2002, Washington Hilton & Towers, Washington, DC

September 19, 2002
Federal Demonstration Partnership, Phase IV, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

September 12, 2002
"Taking LSAMP into the Future"
Washington/Baltimore/Hampton Roads Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Howard University, Washington, DC

June 26, 2002
Remarks and Introduction of The Honorable Howard A. Schmidt
AACC/NSF Workshop on the Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education

May 22, 2002
"Creating a Better Future"
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Commencement

April 19, 2002
The Herman Schneider Lecture Series, University of Cincinnati
Also see: the slides.

April 15, 2002
"Cracking the Creativity Frontier"
Rochester Institute of Technology Inventor's Dinner

April 11, 2002
AAAS Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy

March 28, 2002
National Society of Black Engineers, Orlando, Florida

February 22, 2002
Challenges for NSF in the 21st Century: Cacophony and Heterogeneity as Elements of the Symphony, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

February 17, 2002
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

January 18, 2002
Chikyu Launching Ceremony, Kobe, Japan



December 11, 2001
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, Washington, DC

November 13, 2001
"Innovation: Future Perfect"
Remarks, Vermont Innovation Forum

November 3, 2001
IEEE MilestoneCeremony, Puerto Rico

October 18, 2001
Inauguration of the NSF Center for Manufacturing Education in Nanofabrication Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Partnership

July 27, 2001
National Society Of Professional Engineers, Annual Conference, Detroit, Michigan

July 13, 2001
Rochester Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Meeting
Also see: the slides.

June 18, 2001
"Building a New Foundation for Innovation"
NSF Workshop Partnerships: Building a New Foundation for Innovation
Also see: the slides.

June 6, 2001
House Research Subcommittee Hearing on National Science Foundation FY 2002 Budget Request: Research and Related Activities

June 1, 2001
Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Annual Meeting and Manufacturing Leadership Forum, Seattle, Washington

May 29, 2001
Tennessee Valley Corridor Economic Summit 2000
Also see: the slides.

May 7, 2001
2001 American Association of Engineering Societies Government Affairs Conference
Also see: the slides.

May 4, 2001
"Discovery, Learning and Innovation - The Wellsprings of Prosperity"
Executive Masters in Technology Management Seminar, University of Pennsylvania
Also see: the slides.

May 3, 2001
AAAS Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy
Also see: the slides.

May 1, 2001
Coalition for Technology Partnerships, Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day
Also see: the slides.

April 30, 2001
Keynote Address
Eta Kappa Nu Awards Banquet, Princeton, New Jersey
Also see: the slides.

April 30, 2001
"In the Sarnoff Tradition: Envisioning, Believing, and Making It Happen"
Seminar for Sarnoff Community, Princeton, NJ
Also see: the slides.

April 18, 2001
Tech Trends 2001, Atlantic City, NJ

March 1, 2001
NSF/DOW Site Visit, Clute Intermediate School, Freeport, TX

February 28-March 1, 2001
NSF/DOW Site Visit, Freeport Intermediate School, Freeport, TX

February 24, 2001
"Planning the Future: It Wasn't Raining When Noah Built the Ark"
Remarks, National Engineers Week, Greater Philadelphia Region

February 21, 2001
NEXT Workshop, Arlington, VA

February 12, 2001
Integrative Graduate Education Research Training Program Meeting, Arlington, VA

February 9, 2001
"When Scientists, Engineers, and Artists Concur: Imagination is the Answer"
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

February 8, 2001
Graduate Fellowships Program Review Panelists



November 6, 2000
Engineering Research Centers 2000 Annual Meeting
Also see: the slides.
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

September 11, 2000
"Visions for Engineering Education"
Remarks, IEEE Interdisciplinary Conference EE & CE Education in the Third Millennium
Also see: the slides.
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

September 7, 2000
Symposium on Broadening the Scientific and Technological Workforce for the New Millennium through Mentoring

September 7, 2000
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring

June 26, 2000
Introductory Remarks
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Conference, Out of the Box and Into the Future, Washington, DC

June 12, 2000
"Emerging Science and Engineering Policy Issues"
Remarks, Brookings Institution Seminar, Science and Technology Policy
See also slides.
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

June 9, 2000
"A Vision for 21st Century Science and Engineering"
Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, Hoseo University, Korea

May 5 - 6, 2000
Georgia Institute of Technology Commencement

April 30, 2000
"Creating the Future: Collaboration and the Value of Partnerships"
Total Quality Forum IX, Penn State University

April 14, 2000
Keynote Address
Inaugural Research Ceremony, Florida State University

March 25, 2000
Explorers Club Award For Exploration, New York City, NY

2000 Presentations

July 31, 2000
"Creating the Future"
Elon College Technology Summit, Chantilly, Virginia
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

May 24, 2000
"Emerging Trends in Science and Engineering"
NRC Science and Technology Futures Forum Workshop, Alymer, Québec, Canada
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

March 31, 2000
"Emerging Trends in U.S. Science and Engineering"
National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing Conference 2000, Washington, DC
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

March 20-21, 2000
"Emerging Trends in U.S. Science and Engineering"
Norwegian Deans of Science Committee
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

March 10, 2000
Partnerships for Innovtion Planning Workshop
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

February 14, 2000
Economic Development Summit 2000
Washington, DC
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

January 5, 2000
"NSF: The First 50 Years and the Next 50"
2000 NSF Design and Manufacturing Research Conference, Vancover, British Columbia
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.



December 3, 1999
Distinguished Symposium on the New Engineer, Edmund Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering

November 8, 1999
"Capitalizing on the Connections; Social Science in a New Era of Knowledge"
Remarks, COSSA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

November 1, 1999
15th Annual NSF EPSCoR Conference, Orange Beach, Alabama

October 28, 1999
"Trends in Science, Engineering, and Technology Policy"
Remarks, ABET Annual Meeting

October 3, 1999
National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting

June 22, 1999
Panel Discussion on the National Research Council's Research-Doctorate Study

April 14, 1999
"Trajectories, Inflections, and Innovation: Trends in Science, Engineering and Technology Policy"
The Technology Business and Government Distinguished Lecture, University of Pennsylvania

March 11, 1999
"Einstein and Entrepreneurship"
Remarks, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

1999 Presentations

August 2, 1999
"Where is Engineering Education Going and What Are the Implications for You? NSF Perspective"
New Century Scholars Workshop, Stanford University
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

June 15, 1999
"Enabling America's Science and Engineering Enterprise through Inclusivity"
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Inter-Departmental Council Meeting, Washington, DC
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

May 14, 1999
"M&T: Looking to the Next Twenty Years"
Management and Technology 20th Anniversary Celebration and Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

May 4, 1999
"The Pieces, the Fundamentals, the Engineer"
Convocation on Challenges to the U.S. Engineering Community, National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

April 20, 1999
"NSF's Role in Fostering Industry-University Partnering"
Industrial Research Institute External Research Directors Network Meeting
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

April 15, 1999
"National Science Foundation: Policy & Programmatic Directions"
American Association for the Advancement of Science
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

January 10, 1999
"Integrating Research & Education,"
Keynote Presentation, Career Awardees Meeting

A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.



October 15-16, 1998
NSF 50 Public Advisory Committee Meeting

October 7, 1998
Scientific Ice Expeditions (SCICEX) Meeting

October 6, 1998
Before the Basic Research Subcommittee of the House Science Committee, on High Performance Computing

September 1, 1998
American Association of Engineering Societies/National Academy of Engineering News Briefing

June 29, 1998
NSF Overview
Strengthening Graduate Education in Science and Engineering: Promising Practices and Strategies for Implementation

June 8, 1998
"Trends in Science and Technology Policy: The Here and Now Versus the Ideal"
Remarks, Conference on New Vistas in Transatlantic Science and Technology Cooperation, National Academy of Sciences

April 30, 1998
"The Here and Now of NSF and the Results Act"
AAAS Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy, Evaluating Investments and Performance in Research, The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC
See also: the slides

April 9, 1998
Opening of the Northwest Center for Emerging Technologies, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

1998 Presentations

October 1, 1998
"Future Trajectories in Science, Engineering, and Technology: Key Connections and Strategic Inflection Points,"
Edison Chapter of Sigma Xi, Naval Research Laboratory
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

June 26, 1998
"Networking the World -- Electro- and Information Technologies: Stepping into the Next Millenium"
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

June 4, 1998
"Realizing the New Paradigm for Engineering Education: The Professional Engineer in 2010"
Engineering Foundation Conference, Baltimore, MD
A PowerPoint 4.0 version also is available.

May 4, 1998
"The Professional Engineer in 2025"
The Academy Building, Washington, DC
A PowerPoint 4.0 version is also available.

March 16, 1998
"Engineering: Stepping into the New Millennium"
National Electrical Engineering Department Heads Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii
A PowerPoint 4.0 version is also available.



November 24, 1997
Remarks by NSF Director Neal Lane and Acting Deputy Director Joseph Bordogna
General Staff Meeting

October 11, 1997
"Engineering the Future: Making Choices"
Keynote Address, Dedication of the Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

September 25, 1997
On Internet Domain Name Registration, Before the House Committee on Science

September 12, 1997
"Next Generation Engineering: Critical Trajectories, Holistic Approaches"
MIT Club

August 7, 1997
August Commencement, Ceremony, National Technological University, Fort Collins, Colorado

July 30, 1997
On the Government Performance and Results Act, Before the House Committee on Science

July 29, 1997
"Innovation and Creative Transformation in the Knowledge Age: Critical Trajectories"
Plenary Session Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Also see: the slides.

July 24, 1997
On NSF Oversight, Before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

July 3, 1997
"The Future Role of Research in the University: Shifting Trajectories and Strategic Inflection Points"
International Forum for World Leaders in Higher Education, City University of Hong Kong
Also see: the slides.

June 14, 1997
"Unexpected Turns, Unprecedented Opportunities"
Commencement Address, College of Engineering, University of California-Santa Barbara

May 18, 1997
National Science Foundation FY 1998 Budget Request: "Unexpected Turns, Unprecedented Opportunities
Remarks, Industrial Research Institute (IRI) Annual Meeting, Federal Science and Technology Committee Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida
Also see: the slides.

May 14, 1997
Welcoming Remarks
Workshop on Macromolecular Science and Engineering

April 24, 1997
"Unexpected Turns, Unprecedented Opportunities"
Keynote Address, Dedication of Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

April 11, 1997
"Context and Challenges: A New Era for Undergraduate Research"
Plenary Session, April Dialogue, Council on Undergraduate Research, National Institutes of Health

April 8, 1997
"Next Generation Engineering: Innovation Through Integration"
Keynote Speech, NSF Engineering Education Innovators' Conference

March 10, 1997
University of Virginia School of Engineering Research Retreat

1997 Presentations

October 7, 1997
"Next Generation Engineering"
Strategic Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Whitaker Foundation

July 21, 1997
"Next Generation Engineering: Seeing What's Visible"
IEEE Computer Society, International Conference on Microelectronics Systems Education

May 29, 1997
"Finding What's Visible, But Not Yet Seen"
Keynote Address, National Engineering Summit Workshop, National Academy of Sciences



December 6, 1996
"Science and Engineering at a Crossroads: New Challenges, New Opportunities, New Priorities"
Address to Faculty, Florida State University

November 1, 1996
"What are the New Priorities for the 'Endless Frontier'?"
Panel Address, Engineering Forum of Mercer University, Technology and the New Millennium: Dynamic Transitions in Industry

October 7, 1996
Dinner Address MIT Workshop
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Education for the Next Twenty Years

September 19, 1996
Keynote Address
Biennial Meeting, Commission On Professionals in Science and Technology

1996 Presentations

November 13, 1996
Enabling 21st Century Engineers
Keynote Address, Third Government-Industry-University Roundtable on Enhancing Engineering Education, Gaithersburg, MD

May 18, 1996
The U.S. Government Role in Computing
The Future: Augmenting Human Capacities, Commemorative Technical and Historical Symposium, 50th Anniversary of the Moore School Lectures, University of Pennyslvania

April 27, 1996
Vectoring to 21st Century Engineering
ASEE Middle Atlantic Section, Spring 1996 Regional Conference, Temple University College of Engineering

March 25, 1996
Shaping U.S. Research and Education Policy:Perspectives on 21st Century Engineering
National Electrical Engineering Department Heads Association (NEEDHA) 1996 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

April 17, 1996
Development of Government Manufacturing Infrastructure Strategy
3rd Annual National Manufacturing Technology Conference



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