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National Science Foundation Head To Visit Rhode Island

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The head of the National Science Foundation visits the Ocean State today. She’ll meet with researchers, scientists and educators throughout the state....

The head of the National Science Foundation visits the Ocean State today. She’ll meet with researchers, scientists and educators throughout the state.

National Science Foundation Director France Córdova will stop by Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Rhode Island to meet with the state’s top scientists.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is hosting Córdova for the day to show her some of the groundbreaking research happening in the state.

Over the last five years, NSF has awarded more than $221 million to research projects based in Rhode Island. Reed has supported funding NSF projects through his work in the federal Appropriations Committee.

Reed and Córdova are no strangers to each other. They served together as board members of the Smithsonian Institution.

Before leading the NSF, Córdova was the youngest person and the first woman to become the chief scientist at NASA.

France Córdova at the space shuttle Discovery dedication, National Air and Space Museum.
France Córdova at the space shuttle Discovery dedication, National Air and Space Museum.