52. Neal Lane: Encouraging Federal Investment Into The Sciences / The Past, Present, & Future of the NSF.

Our conversation today spans:

  • The past present and future of the National Science Foundation
  • The importance of basic research to society
  • What makes the NSF unique in its mission
  • The role that the federal government plays in funding innovation
  • Where an ideal NSF budget would be set at 
Neal Francis Lane
Neal Francis Lane

Neal has served previously as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and was also a previous director of the National Science Foundation. He is currently a senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute for public policy out of Rice University.

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