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Speeches by Former NSF Deputy Director Kathie L. Olsen

2014  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007  |  2006  |  2005


June 3, 2014
From a Grateful Nation, Commencement Remarks, New York City College of Technology
New York, New York

May 17, 2014
A Community of Change Agents, Commencement Remarks, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

March 27, 2014
Testimony Before the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
Washington, DC

March 10, 2014
Remarks, NSF Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request
Arlington, VA
Also see: the slides.

January 28, 2014
Remarks at the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation Dinner, The Israeli Embassy
Washington, DC


April 10, 2013
NSF Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request, Remarks by NSF Acting Director Cora B. Marrett,
Arlington, VA
Also see: the slides.


December 5, 2012
Celebrating the GRF 60th Anniversary and Announcement of GRFP Video Contest Winners and Announcement of Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)
NSF Signature Program for Graduate Students Then and Now

October 17, 2012
Graduate Education – Incubator for Innovation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


November 9, 2011
The National Science Foundation at "Ground Zero" for the 21st Century Science & Technology Workforce
St. Louis, MO

November 3, 2011
Welcoming Remarks at NSF Veterans Day Event 2011
Arlington, VA

September 20, 2011
Inspiring Quality STEM Education: A View from the National Science Foundation, A Conference by NSF at Drexel University to Unveil the NRC Report: Lessons Learned from Successful Schools
Philadelphia, PA


December 10, 2009
"Igniting Our Imagination", NSF Responds to the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, National Science Board
Arlington, VA
Also see: the slides.

August 17, 2009
"A Learning Society: Can America Get Its Bounce Back?", Revitalizing Chemistry Education for Competitiveness and Diversity, American Chemical Society Fall Meeting
Washington, D.C.
Also see: the slides.

March 19, 2009
Testimony Before the Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC


October 21, 2008
“Science and Education in the 21st Century: Samarbeid Innen Forskning”
Washington, DC
Also see: the slides.

September 15, 2008
"Transforming Life at the Boundaries of Disciplines," 33rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Pasadena, California
Also see: the slides.

September 8, 2008
"Neuroinformatics: Past Contributions, Current Challenges, and Future Possibilities"
Stockholm, Sweden
Also see: the slides.

May 15, 2008
"One Friend to Another", University of Arizona, College of Science Convocation, Centennial Hall
Tucson, Ariz.

March 7, 2008
House of Sweden Innovation and Technology Seminar, Understanding the Brain through Informatics: INCF @ Karolinska
Washington, D.C.


October 17, 2007
Testimony Before the Committee on Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Research and Science Education on NSF's Role in Advancing Women's Participation in Academic Science and Engineering
Washington, DC

October 2, 2007
A Proposed Global Science Forum Workshop, "Complex Systems and the Science of Unanticipated Consequences and Unrealized Opportunities"
Istanbul, Turkey
Also see: the slides.

August 20, 2007
"The Power of Community", Remarks at the Gulf Coast Post-Katrina Forum
Biloxi, MS
Also see: the slides.

June 24, 2007
"Fostering the Phantasmagorical Future of Neuroscience at the National Science Foundation", Presentation to the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (Slides)
Pacific Grove, CA

June 7, 2007
"NSF: Stewards of the Federal Investment in Basic Research", Presentation to the Council on Governmental Relations (Slides)
Washington, DC

April 6, 2007
Science Policy 101: Building Our Future, Miller Center Forum, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Also see: the slides.

April 4, 2007
"National Science Foundation: Pioneering Space Weather Research," Space Weather Enterprise Forum, National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
Also see: the slides.

March 3, 2007
"Progressive Pursuits to Prevent Professional Paresis," Association of Medical School Neuroscience Department Chairs Annual Meeting
Dana Point, CA
Also see: the slides.

January 17, 2007
Remarks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration
Arlington, VA


December 8, 2006
"Shaping the Workforce: NSF Graduate Student Support," Council of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
Also see: the slides.

August 9, 2006
Remarks, Strategic Plan Update
Arlington, VA
Also see: the slides.

March 23, 2006
Living "Smart" in a World with Technology, International Technology Educators Association Annual Conference
Baltimore, MD
Also see: the slides.

January 19, 2006
Remarks, ARCS Winter Meeting
Washington, DC


October 31, 2005
"Working Together: U.S.-Norway Cooperation in Science and Education," The Norwegian Research & Technology Forum in the United States and Canada
Washington, DC
Also see: the slides.

October 9, 2005
"Project Kaleidoscope: Sixteen Years of Excellence in Finding 'What Works' in Undergraduate STEM Education", PKAL Leadership Meeting
Baltimore, MD
Also see: the slides.