NSF Vision 2030 with Dr. Victor R. McCrary

RTT Featured Presentation: NSF Vision 2030 with Dr. Victor R. McCrary



Join National Science Board Vice Chair Victor McCrary for a conversation about the Vision 2030 report and other factors shaping the National Science Foundation’s priorities over the next several years. The National Science Board, which sets policy for NSF, recently released a Vision 2030 Report that describes actions needed to retain America’s lead in fundamental research and to increase STEM skills and opportunities for all Americans. Since the report’s publication in May, Congress has confirmed NSF’s new director, Sethuraman Panchanathan, and seen the introduction of a bipartisan plan to significantly increase NSF’s funding while also adding a significant technology development mission.

At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically influenced researchers’ ability to conduct their work, and growing research security tensions have increasingly challenged the open sharing of knowledge. Dr. McCrary will share his insights into how these forces may impact future funding opportunities and answer audience questions.


Victor R. McCrary is the Vice Chair of the National Science Board and Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs at the University of the District of Columbia. He previously served as Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as the first Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Morgan State University, and as the Business Area Executive for Science & Technology at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), where he directed investments totaling over $60M for basic and applied research projects targeted for national security and space applications.

Dr. McCrary is a former president of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. He has served on numerous committees, including the Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine; the advisory board for electrical and computer engineering at The Citadel; and the advisory board of the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State. He served on the subcommittee for the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), the board of the Maryland Innovation Initiative of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), and the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee for the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. McCrary was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Science Board, which oversees the National Science Foundation, in October 2016.

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NSF Vision 2030 presentation with Dr. Victor McCrary


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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
12:00–1:30 MST via Zoom
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Note: Register early, as the event invitation will be extended to universities across Colorado on July 30