THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Little Rock, Arkansas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 25, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. ARTHUR BIENENSTOCK AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR SCIENCE, OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Arthur Bienenstock as the Associate Director for Science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.
Dr. Bienenstock, of Stanford, California, is the Director of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University, where he also serves as Professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Applied Physics. Additionally, he has served as Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Stanford and was Stanford's first faculty affirmative action officer. Over the years he has been a member of many distinguished advisory committees, has organized major national and international conferences, and has been awarded distinguished research fellowships. Currently, Dr. Bienenstock is serving as a Member on the National Research Council on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics of the National Academy of Sciences. For a number of years he was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dr. Bienenstock received a B.S. and an M.S. in Physics from Polytechnic University of New York and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Applied Physics.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was established in 1976 under the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization and Priorities Act. The Associate Director for Science is one of the Administration's key positions in the area of science along with the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the Director of the National Science Foundation. The Science Division strives to maintain the United States' global leadership in science, mathematics, and engineering. This Division also participates in setting Federal policies related to some of the most important health, agriculture, energy, education, and national security issues.