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Speeches (1998-2000) by
Former NSF Director Rita R. Colwell

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2000 | 1999 | 1998

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Remarks, Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Sequence Completion Press Conference, December 13, 2000

Presentation, The Arabidopsis Genome Initiative: Map Makers of the Plant Kingdom, December 13, 2000

Remarks, Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS-R) Press Conference, December 5, 2000

"NSF: Looking Ahead," Remarks to Consortium of Social Science Associations, December 4, 2000
Also see: the slides.

Remarks, MITRE Corporation, MEDEA Fall 2000 Plenary Meeting, Science and National Policy, McLean, Virginia, November 29, 2000
Also see: the slides.

"Innumerable Connections," Remarks to the Board on Mathematical Sciences 2000 Colloquium, National Research Council, November 10, 2000
Also see: the slides.

"What Is NSF Doing for Industry?," Remarks to the International Council on Management of Innovation and Technology, The Conference Board, October 4, 2000

Remarks, Luncheon Address, Middlebury College, September 25, 2000

Remarks, Dedication of the Green Bank Telescope, August 25, 2000

Remarks, Very Large Array 20th Anniversary, August 23, 2000

Testimony Before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee,
July 12, 2000

"Polar Connections," UCAR/NCAR 40th Anniversary and Recognition of NSF's 50th Anniversary, June 19, 2000

"The Wellspring of Discovery," University of Washington, June 9, 2000

"Your Future: The Opportunities and The Challenges," Commencement Address, University of Connecticut, May 21, 2000

Testimony Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on VA/HUD and Independent Agencies, May 4, 2000

"Biocomplexity and the Environmental Portfolio," Remarks at the US-Japan Joint High Level Committee Meeting, May 2, 2000

"The New Sociology of Science," Remarks to the State University of New York-Albany, April 17, 2000

"The Wellspring of Discovery," 25th Anniversary American Association for the Advancement of Science Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy, April 11, 2000

Testimony Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA/HUD and Independent Agencies, April 4, 2000

Remarks, National Medals of Science and Technology Awards Dinner, March 13, 2000

Testimony Before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Science, Space and Technology on Next Generation Internet and Large Scale Networking, March 1, 2000

Testimony Before the House Basic Research Subcommittee on the NSF FY 2001 Budget Request for Research and Related Activities Research and Major Research Equipment, February 16, 2000

Remarks, NSF Director Rita R. Colwell to FY 2001 Budget Briefing, February 7, 2000

"Looking to 2001 and Beyond," Remarks at University Research Association, Inc. January 27, 2000

"The National Science Foundation: Turning 50 at the Turn of the Century," Remarks to the 92nd Street Y, January 24, 2000


"Complexity and Connectivity: A New Cartography for Science and Engineering," Remarks at AGU Fall Meeting, December 13, 1999

"Teachers, Partners, and Prosperity:A Formula for the Future," Remarks at Marshall University, November 16, 1999

"LIGO: Flagship for Our Future Course," Remarks at the Inauguration of LIGO, November 12, 1999

"Information Technology: Ariadne's Thread Through the Science and Technology Labyrinth," Remarks at EDUCASE '99, October 28 1999

"Information Technologies and the New Sociology of Science," Remarks at California Institute of Technology, October 27, 1999

Remarks, NSF50 Kick-Off Event: Special Director's Award Ceremony, October 20, 1999

Remarks, Research!America Board of Directors Meeting, October 12, 1999

Remarks Before the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), October 8, 1999

"The National Science Foundation at 50," Remarks to the New York Academy of Sciences, September 30, 1999

Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Basic Research of the House Science Committee on The Benefits of Basic Research, September 28, 1999

Remarks to the National Science Board Task Force on International Issues in Science and Engineering, July 30, 1999

Remarks to the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plant Physiologists, Baltimore, MD, July 24, 1999

Briefing on South Pole Medical Emergency, July 13, 1999

Remarks at the 1999 Northeastern Massachusetts Economic Summit, Haverhill, Massachusetts, June 28, 1999

Remarks at the Gemini North Dedication Ceremony in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, June 25, 1999

"A Vision for Microbiology in the Next Century," Remarks at the 99th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Chicago, Illinois, May 30, 1999

"Another Einstein Equation," Remarks at Coastal Carolina University Commencement, May 8, 1999

"Beyond Barcodes: Wisdom in the Age of Information," Remarks at the National Press Club, April 29, 1999

Testimony of NSF Director Rita Colwell Before the House Science Committee, on K-12 Math and Science Education, Washington, DC, April 28, 1999

Remarks at the Tenth Anniversary of Coalition of EPSCoR States, March 23, 1999

Remarks to the American Physical Society Centennial Symposium, Atlanta, GA, March 21, 1999

"Meeting the Challenge: Education and Research for the Next Generation," Remarks to the National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board, Department of Education, Washington, DC, March 18, 1999

Testimony of NSF Director Rita Colwell Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA/HUD and Independent Agencies, Washington, DC, March 4, 1999

"Investing in Federal Science and Technology: Integrating our Research Portfolio," Remarks to the Senate Science and Technology Caucus, March 3, 1999

"Turning the Clock Forward: Not Just Faster but Wiser," Remarks to the Association of American Publishers, Professional/Scholarly Publishers Annual Meeting, February 9, 1999

Remarks by NSF Director Rita R. Colwell at the American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Deans Colloquium, Washington, DC, February 9, 1999

"Law and Science: Two Cultures or Happy Marriage?", Cosmos Club Legal Affairs Committee Luncheon, Millennium Event, February 6, 1999

FY 2000 Budget Briefing by NSF Director Rita R. Colwell, February 1, 1999

Remarks by NSF Director Rita Colwell at the Panel Discussion on Science and Technology: Priorities for the 21st Century, AAAS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, January 22, 1999

"A New Era of Exploration: First Light for the Next Millennium," Remarks by NSF Director Rita Colwell before the American Astronomical Society, Austin, Texas, January 9, 1999


"The Goal Versus the Process of Getting There," Commencement Address by NSF Director Rita Colwell at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, December 12, 1998

"An Alchemy of Disciplines, " Remarks by NSF Director Rita Colwell at the Materials Research Society Annual Meeting, December 2, 1998

"Trailblazing: One Woman's Trek in Science," Remarks by NSF Director Rita Colwell at the Association for Women in Science-Alaska Chapter Luncheon, October 26, 1998

NSF's Commitment to the Deep, Remarks by NSF Director Rita Colwell at NRC Symposium on Fifty Years of Ocean Discovery, October 30, 1998

Global Scientific Cooperation in the 21st Century: Keystone of Scientific Progress and World Peace, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, October 12, 1998

Testimony Before the Basic Research Subcommittee of the House Science Committee, on Remote Sensing as a Research and Management Tool, September 28,1998

The Genomic Genie and Its Promise to Both Science and Society, Remarks at The Institute for Genomic Research, September 20, 1998

Remarks, AAAS Science Policy Seminar Series, September 16, 1998

Opening Remarks, Presidential Awards For Excellence In Science, Mathematics & Engineering Mentoring, The White House, September 10, 1998

Remarks, DC Science Writers Association, Washington, DC, September 8, 1998

The National Science Foundation's Role in the Arctic, Remarks, Opportunities in Arctic Research: A Community Workshop, Arlington, Virginia, September 3, 1998

The Berries and the Branch, Symposium on Chemistry and the National Agenda: The Contribution of Research to the Nation, American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 23, 1998

"Balancing the Biocomplexity of the Planet's Living Systems: A 21st Century Task for Science," American Institute of the Biological Sciences, Baltimore, Maryland, August 2, 1998

"The Status of Oceanographic Monitoring and Assessment Efforts on Global and Local Scales," Testimony of Dr. Rita Colwell, Director Designate, National Science Foundation, Before the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, July 30, 1998

Welcoming Remarks, Workshop, The U.S. Science, Engineering and Technology Workforce of the Future: National Strategy, National Portfolio, National Resource Base, Washington, DC, July 29, 1998

"Turning the Clock Forward", Computing Research Association Conference, Snowbird, Utah, July 27, 1998

Visit the Speech Archives for speeches (1998-2000) by Former NSF Director Rita R. Colwell, speeches (1996-2000) by NSF Deputy Director Joseph Bordogna, and selected speeches by former NSF Director Neal F. Lane and former NSF Deputy Director Anne C. Petersen.



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