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This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Five times a year, the National Science Board, or NSB, convenes to identify issues critical to NSF's future.

In this week's NSB meeting at NSF headquarters, Director Sethuraman Panchanathan had the pleasure of welcoming the eight newly appointed National Science Board members, as well as lauded the historic $9.9 billion investment provided in the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations set by Congress.

Together, NSB and NSF reaffirmed their shared strategic vision of strengthening the research enterprise at speed and scale — especially at a time of intense global competition — keying in their focus on how to achieve NSF's three major priorities: strengthening established NSF, inspiring the "Missing Millions," and accelerating technology and innovation.

Highlights from the NSB meeting included a panel of pre-K-12 STEM teachers and experts addressing the nation's STEM talent shortage, and updates on how the following NSF office and directorates are working to implement new ideas that support the strategic goals and agency priorities: Office of Integrative Activities, and directorates for Geosciences; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; STEM Education; Math and Physical Sciences; Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences; Biological Sciences; and Engineering.