December 18, 2020

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
December 18, 2020


12:30 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier
Chair, PCAST and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy


Mr. Michael Kratsios

Chief Technology Officer of the United States

12:40 pm

Vision for the Future of the National Science Foundation

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan

Director, National Science Foundation

1:10 pm Discussion
1:30 pm

Report on Industries of the Future Institutes

Dr. Theresa Mayer

PCAST Member


Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska

PCAST Member


Ms. Emily Rinko

Students, Post-Doctoral Scholars, and Early Career Professionals (SPEC) Subcommittee




2:00 pm Discussion & Vote
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm

Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program Assessment

Mr. Shane Wall

PCAST Memberand NITRD Assessment Lead



3:15 pm Discussion & Vote
3:30 pm Reflections on SPEC Subcommittee
3:50 pm

Public Comment Period

4:00 pm

Summary and Closing Remarks

Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier

4:30 pm Adjourn