STEM Supremes: In Conversation with France Córdova
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
The New York Academy of Sciences
Join us for STEM Supremes, a series of conversations with leading women in science and tech, where we will explore their careers, discoveries, insights, and what they see on the horizon in their respective fields.
This event will feature Dr. France A. Córdova, 14th Director of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Córdova is an internationally respected physicist who has made important contributions to the areas of observational and experimental astrophysics, multi-spectral research on x-ray and gamma ray sources and space-borne instrumentation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and her doctorate in physics from the California Institute of Technology. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Córdova was NASA’s Chief Scientist, the youngest person and first woman to serve in this position, where she represented NASA to the larger scientific community and infused the activities of the agency with the scientific goals of the broader community. Dr. Córdova's distinguished career in higher education includes faculty positions at Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Santa Barbara and University of California, Riverside, where she was chancellor from 2002 to 2007. She is also president emerita of Purdue University, having served as president from 2007 to 2012.