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A Visit to NSF

An interview with biologist Dr. James Collins who is the person directing the biology section of the National Science Foundation. Listen in and learn about this important science funding agency.

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Topic Time
Intro - 00:00
Where is NSF? 02:54
A view from Dr. Collin's office 03:18
What is NSF? 03:41
What is the budget for NSF - and the biology section your oversee? 04:26
Besides research, what else does NSF fund? 06:00
What is a cool kid or teacher project of NSF? [NSDL] 06:32
What is the future for NSF? 07:45
How did you get your current job? 08:43
Your are an ecologist - what do you work on? 11:41
Art and Science - the importance of both. 17:17
When did you first know you wanted to be a biologist? 18:31
What would  you be or do if you were not a biologist? 19:58
What advice do you have for someone wanting to become a biologist? 21:11
Exploring and travel 21:49
What's Washington D.C. like? 25:27
Sports fan. 26:57
Sign-off 27:52

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A Visit to NSF

Audio editor: Charles Kazilek

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