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The Presidential Lecture Series event featuring National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan and U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., has been rescheduled for April 25.

Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, and U.S. Sen. Todd Young of Indiana were schedueld to join Purdue President Mung Chiang for a fireside chat as part of the Presidential Lecture Series.

Panchanathan, a computer scientist and engineer, was selected as NSF director in 2020. He also serves in leadership roles on several key interagency councils and committees, including as co-chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and is a member of the White House CHIPS Implementation Steering Council and the White House Gender Policy Council.

Young, a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps who is in his first term as Indiana’s senior senator, co-sponsored the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act to boost domestic manufacturing of computer chips. The measure provides for $52 billion in grants and incentives for the semiconductor industry, as well as $200 billion for scientific research. Its goal: Decrease dependency on other countries, including China, and make the U.S. a tech leader.

Presidential Lecture events are free and open to the public, but a ticket is required.

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