The National Science Foundation Programs for Electrical and Computer Engineering

Wednesday, October 05, 2011
7:00 PM
Free and open to the public

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.8 billion, NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. This talk will provide an insight into NSF’s organization and the programs it offers to support research and education in electrical and computer engineering. Programs of interest to undergraduate and graduate students will be included also.

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Samir El-Ghazaly

Department Head, 21st Century Leadership Chair in Engineering
University of Arkansas