President Barack Obama announced he intends to nominate Dr. France Anne Cordova as director of the National Science Foundation on Thursday. If confirmed, she will be the first Latina to head the agency.
“As the first Latina nominated to head the NSF, Dr. Cordova brings a distinguished record of accomplishment from her work at Los Alamos National Laboratory to her many positions in academia,” says New Mexico Democratic Congressman Ben Ray Luján, The Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ (CHC) First Vice Chair and Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce Chair.
The National Science Foundation’s main aim is to keep the United States at the leading edge of discovery in a wide range of scientific areas and fund scientific research throughout the country. Part of Dr. Cordova’s job would be to identify and encourage the growth of new fields in science.