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[b]National Science Board Elects Physician and Former Astronaut to be New Officers[/b]
At its May 10 meeting, the National Science Board (NSB) elected Steven C. Beering to serve as chair and Kathryn D. Sullivan to serve as vice chair. The new officers replace outgoing chair Warren M. Washington and vice chair Diana S. Natalico.
The National Science Board was established by Congress as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Act of 1950, and has two important roles. It provides oversight for, and establishes the policies of, NSF. It also serves as an independent body of advisors to both the president and Congress on broad national policies issues related to science and engineering research and education.
The board elects officers, who serve 2-year terms, from its current membership.
NSB members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Newly appointed and outgoing members are eligible to serve as consultants to the board and participate in all activities except voting and holding office. Outgoing members can serve as consultants until new members are named by the president...
Newly elected Vice Chair, Kathryn D. Sullivan, serves as science advisor to the Center of Science and Technology (COSI) a dynamic center of hands-on science learning in Columbus, Ohio. She served as COSI president and chief executive officer from 1996 to 2005, leading the science center into both a new home and the next century. Prior to joining COSI, Sullivan was the chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A former astronaut, Sullivan is a veteran of three space shuttle missions. She joined NASA in 1978 as a member of the first space shuttle astronaut class. On her first spaceflight, in Oct. 1984, she became the first American woman to walk in space. In 1990, she flew on the Hubble Space Telescope deployment mission, and in 1992 was the Payload Commander for the ATLAS-1 Spacelab mission. Education has been a major theme of Sullivan's volunteer activities. She led the design of the original Challenger Center program model.
Sullivan is a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Her professional affiliations include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institution. Sullivan has a bachelor of science degree in earth sciences from University of California at Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in geology from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. She has received national honors, awards, and honorary degrees from a number of institutions. She was appointed to the National Science Board in 2004.
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