This week with NSF Director Panchanathan
This week, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan testified for NSF at the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 budget hearing. The director reinforced the significance of NSF's ongoing commitment to investing in our country's infrastructure, emerging technologies and workforce development to ensure every individual has the opportunity to prosper in our nation's STEM enterprise.
Fielding questions from the Senators and Representatives in a time of fierce global competition, the director spoke about the importance of maintaining our nation's competitive edge and being a leader in scientific knowledge and discovery by centering programming and investments around the country's domestic talent.
Today at NSF headquarters, over 100 academic, government, industry and international organizations gathered for a sixth-generation, or 6G, workshop — led by the White House National Security Council — aimed at developing resilient next-generation wireless technologies in an open and transparent way through partnerships and collaborations. NSF Director Panchanathan and Deputy U.S. National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger set the stage for the workshop with their opening remarks.
"Collaboration and the sharing of ideas, resources and best practices has, and always will be, at the very heart of progress," said Director Panchanathan
In every single community, millions of talented individuals want the chance to participate in STEM, solve real-world problems and revitalize their communities. 6G technologies have the capacity to broaden participation and increase access and opportunities around the globe like never before, while advancing U.S. competitiveness and economic growth.
"Collaboration and the sharing of ideas, resources and best practices has, and always will be, at the very heart of progress," said Director Panchanathan. "Opportunities like this are so important to the future of technology both in the United States and around the globe. By bringing together like-minded governments, industries, researchers and entrepreneurs — truly the best and the brightest — we can share diverse perspectives and ideas that will no doubt supercharge our progress at speed and scale."