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Conferences and workshops

NSF's 70th Anniversary Symposium

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Join us in commemorating 70 years of NSF funded research!

On May 10, 1950, President Truman signed the National Science Foundation Act, creating the only federal agency charged with funding fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering.

To begin a yearlong commemoration of NSF's 70th anniversary as well as the 75 years since the seminal publication of Vannevar Bush's "Science – the Endless Frontier," NSF is holding a public two-day symposium at NSF headquarters on Feb. 6-7, 2020. These significant anniversaries present an opportunity to spotlight the importance of basic research and the longstanding federal contribution to science, technology and innovation. The symposium will feature many engaging speakers who will address NSF's past, present and future.

The symposium will be webcast and is open to all NSF staff, as well as the public, to attend. External RSVPs are being collected on this EventBrite webpage.

See the agenda, watch the webcast and learn more at nsf.gov/NSF70.

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