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NSF administrator presents: A Dialogue on Graduate Education

Graduate education

Dean Evasius, Division Director of Graduate Education (DGE) at NSF will present, “A Dialogue on Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation,” October 20 from 11 – 11:50 am in Batcheller Hall, room 150. His talk will engage students and faculty in a discussion about graduate education initiatives at NSF.

Senior undergraduate science students are invited to this special seminar with Evasius to better understand their options as they pursue graduate education.

Evasius will provide an overview of important NSF programs in graduate education, and reflect on recent reports assessing the state of graduate education in the United States.

Dean Evasius in front of blue backdrop

Dean Evasius, NSF Division Director of Graduate Education

DGE advocates for high quality graduate education in the STEM and manages innovative cross-Foundation programs that support students in their quest to become the leading scientists and engineers of the future. To better inform its programs, DGE supports research and other activities that will generate exciting new ideas on the graduate education of the future.

One notable example is the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) administered by DGE. GRFP is the oldest federal fellowship program directly supporting graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Prior to becoming Division Director, Evasius worked for Oak Ridge Associated Universities where he provided leadership, oversight and direction for ORAU’s growing portfolio of science education programs.

He also served as the program director for NSF’s Division of Mathematical Sciences for eight years, where he was responsible for managing a diverse grant portfolio for the division, engaging in a broad range of cross-cutting activities and managing collaborations with organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and the National Security Agency.

Previously, Evasius served as an applied research mathematician for the National Security Agency. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and his B.S. in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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