A Conversation with Former National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh

Subra Suresh

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When Subra Suresh was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate as director of the National Science Foundation in September 2010, he made history as the first Asia-born director of the organization. Today, he serves as President of Carnegie Mellon University. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Suresh about the NSF, making the transition from director to university president and about the changing nature of scientific research, which Suresh says is taking on an increasingly interdisciplinary identity.

Suresh holds nine honorary doctorate degrees from universities in the United States, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, China and India, and is the recipient of several other awards and academic honors. He will be presenting the last lecture in Chancellor Phyllis Wise’s “Research University in the World of the Future” lecture series at 3:30 p.m. October 2 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. He will also be speaking as part of the Center for Advanced Studies/MillerComm series today at 4:00 p.m. in Knight Auditorium at the Spurlock Museum. Find more information here