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The State of U.S. Science & Engineering 2022 with Julia M. Phillips

October 4, 2022 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

 The U.S. occupies a unique, keystone position in the world’s science and engineering ecosystem, bridging nations and geographic regions, connecting demographic groups and disciplines, and linking sectors. But key findings from the 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators report point to urgent challenges, including disparities in U.S. K-12 STEM education and student performance across demographic and socioeconomic categories and geographic regions, along with lack of affordability of higher education. Addressing these and other challenges is critical to the continued economic prosperity and security of the U.S.

Julia M. Phillips is director emeritus and retired vice president and chief technology officer at Sandia National Laboratories, where she held various top leadership positions over two decades. Phillips began her scientific career at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where she was the technical manager of its thin film research group. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Materials Research Society (MRS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Physical Society (APS). She has authored more than 100 journal publications, holds five patents, and was appointed a member of the National Science Board in 2016 and reappointed to the class of 2022-2028. Phillips is The University of Vermont’s first President’s Distinguished Scholar, appointed by President Garimella in 2020.

Reception to follow event from 12:45 – 1:15 p.m.


October 4, 2022
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

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