Tuesday, November 13, 2012

3 Science Envoys Named by State Department


On November 8, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the appointment of three new science envoys, including Barbara Schaal, the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

The other two envoys are: Bernard Amadei, PhD, holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering and is professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder; and Susan Hockfield, PhD, who served recently as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she remains on the neuroscience faculty.

“These preeminent scientists,” the State Department release said, “will seek to deepen existing ties, foster new relationships with foreign counterparts and discuss potential areas of collaboration that will help address global challenges and realize shared goals.

“The Science Envoys travel in their capacity as private citizens and advise the White House, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. scientific community about the insights they gain from their travels and interactions.”

More - Link >>> http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/24580.aspx

Source: Washington University in St. Louis News.


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