Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts

Kathie L. Olsen

July 11, 2006

Kathie L. Olsen, Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation, tackled questions of vision and purpose during her remarks at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She discussed contemporary "Sputnik" moments that motivate the nation's scientific and technological workforce, the value of mentors, the power of undergraduate research, and the national imperative for scientifcally literate citizens.