Friday, February 5, 2010

NSF director to lead new Purdue global institute

Arden L. Bement Jr. (pictured), who has served as director of the National Science Foundation since President George W. Bush appointed him in 2004, has been tapped to lead Purdue University's new Global Policy Research Institute. A former Purdue nuclear engineering professor and department head, he also served as director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, from 2001 to 2004.


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