Keynote: Networked Research Communities

Arden Bement, Jr.

Arden L. Bement, Jr., served as the 12th Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2004 – 2010. During his tenure, Dr. Bement directed the only federal agency that funds research and education in all fields of science and engineering. He directed a budget of more than $6 billion; hundreds of programs that support roughly 200,000 scientists, engineers, educators, and students across the country; and the development of world-class facilities and infrastructure.