National Science Board vice chair to share vision for future of US research

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The United States has been a world leader in science and engineering for the last seven decades. The nation’s successes in these fields have been driven largely by federally funded fundamental research performed at colleges and universities. Today, other nations, especially China, are investing just as much or more money into research and development.

If current trends continue, China may invest $200 billion a year more in R&D than the U.S. by 2030, according to Victor McCrary, vice chair of the U.S. National Science Board, who will deliver a talk titled “National Science Board Vision 2030: Making a difference for America’s research ecosystem” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, takes place via Zoom.

McCrary’s talk is part of the fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ 125th anniversary celebration. For more information about the fall 2021 seminar series, supported by Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, visit the EarthTalks web page.

Last Updated October 06, 2021