France A. Córdova, PhD – NSF Director

Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)

France A. Córdova, was sworn in as director of NSF on March 31, 2014. Córdova leads the only government science agency charged with advancing all fields of scientific discovery, technological innovation, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. NSF's programs and initiatives keep the United States at the forefront of science and engineering, empower future generations of scientists and engineers, and foster U.S. prosperity and global leadership.

Amber Story, PhD – NSF

Acting Division Director of the Division of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences, National Science Foundation
Co-Chair Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience
Former Ex Officio Member of Multi-Council Working Group

The Division of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences supports research in psychology, anthropology, linguistics, geography, and related fields. Dr. Story received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Cornell University and held several academic positions before joining NSF.

James Olds

Assistant Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO), National Science Foundation (NSF)
Ex Officio Member, Multi-Council Working Group

BIO's mission is to enable discoveries for understanding life. BIO-supported research advances the frontiers of biological knowledge, increases our understanding of complex systems, and provides a theoretical basis for original research in many other scientific disciplines.

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