Tomorrow’s regular Monday seminar here at Krasnow is my annual report on the state of the institute. To telegraph, we face four main challenges going forward:
First, we have to position the Institute to adapt to what will surely be a changing federal R&D environment in the near future.
Second, we need to build on our critical mass of tenure-line faculty members. Both of our academic departments need to grow to adequately support their programs and to use our new research infrastructure effectively.
Third, we need to think internationally, both in terms of future scientific collaborations, but also in terms of funding of our scientific research.
And finally, we need to continue to actively fund raise from our stakeholders and donors to support Phase III and the synergies that will come from having all of our faculty, students and staff under one roof.
I’m looking forward to my talk…