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Panch discusses his role supporting the National Science Foundation in NSB production


March 8, 2019
Sethuraman Panchanathan
Dr. Panchanathan

In 2014, Panch was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. National Science Board (NSB) for a six-year term. He is the first American of Indian origin to be appointed in this capacity. Panch served as Chair of the Committee on Strategy and currently serves on the External Engagement and National S&E Policy committees of NSB. Recently, several NSB members were interviewed about the vital role they each play  in supporting the National Science Foundation (NSF) in promoting the progress of science, the advancement of national health and prosperity, and in securing the national defense. In his segment of the production, Panch discusses how much of the United States’ fundamental science research is supported by the NSF.