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This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

This week, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan received an honorary degree and delivered the keynote address at the University of Vermont's graduation ceremony for the class of 2023.

His speech was framed around the letters in "Vermont,” and to each, he attached key ideas. The "V" in Vermont, he said, was for victory: "This is a victorious day," he said.

On the theme of victory, the director congratulated the rising generation for their persistence and perseverance in advancing their education and urged them, whether in STEM or other fields, to find true career success not just in individual achievement, but also in collaboration with people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and ideas.

a collage of director pach with colleagues and also at a ceremony

For more about the commencement and the director's speech go to: https://bit.ly/45A3u28.

At NSF headquarters, the Director also welcomed Juliet Gerrard, chief science adviser to the prime minister of New Zealand, to explore avenues for research collaboration. Building strong partnerships across agencies, industries and nations has the potential to unleash the full power of the global STEM enterprise.