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Five Nominated to the National Science Board

August 02, 1996

President Clinton announced his intention to nominate five members to the National Science Board (NSB), an advisory body to the National Science Foundation. The five are:

John A. Armstrong of Amherst, Massachusetts, the former Vice President of Science and Technology and member of the Corporate Management Board at IBM.

M.R.C. Greenwood of Davis, California, Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz. She served as the Associate Director or Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from November 1993 to May 1995.

Stanley Vincent Jaskolski of Cleveland, Ohio, the Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Technical Management for the Eaton Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio. He will become president of the Industrial Research Institute in May 1997.

Vera C. Rubin of the District of Columbia a research astronomer with the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Bob H. Suzuki of Pomona, California, President of California Polytechnic University, Pomona. The National Science Board recommends overall national policies for promoting basic research and education in the sciences to the National Science Foundation.

The Board was established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 and has 24 members appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members serve six-year rotating terms and eight members are appointed every two years. NSB members are drawn from industry and universities, and represent a variety of science and engineering disciplines. They are selected for their distinguished service in research, education or public service.