This article is published in the June 2013 issue.

Investments in STEM Research and Education: Fueling American Innovation

On May 7, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) held its 19th annual exhibition and reception, “Investments in STEM Research and Education: Fueling American Innovation.”

CRA is a sponsor and was among the exhibitors showcasing research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation.On behalf of CRA, John Melchi and Brett Bode from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were on hand to talk about the “Blue Waters” project.

High school students Joshua Meka and Vitaly Kleiner of Landon School in Bethesda, MD attended, and were greeted by Members of Congress and STEM professionals who shared their research and encouraged them to pursue a career in science and technology.


CRA Exhibit at the CNSF Exhibition.


From left to right: Dr. Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation;
Joshua Meka, Landon School; Dr. Cora B. Marrett, Acting Director, National Science Foundation; and Vitaly Kleiner, Landon School.
Image Credit: Sabrina Jacob