THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. VERA C. RUBIN AS CHAIR AND DR. ALFRED Y. CHO, DR. ARTHUR M. JAFFE, AND DR. MARIO J. MOLINA AS MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON THE NATIONAL MEDAL OF SCIENCE
The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Vera C. Rubin as Chair and Dr. Alfred Y. Cho, Dr. Arthur M. Jaffe, and Dr. Mario J. Molina as Members of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science.
Dr. Vera C. Rubin, of the District of Columbia, is a research astronomer with the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dr. Rubin currently serves as a Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science. She has received numerous awards for her studies of motions of stars and gas within galaxies, and motions of galaxies in the universe. Dr. Rubin is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She received the President's National Medal of Science in 1993. Dr. Rubin earned her B.S. from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in Astronomy from Georgetown University.
Dr. Alfred Y. Cho, of Summit, New Jersey, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He received the President's National Medal of Science Award in 1993. Dr. Cho currently works for Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. He received his B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Dr. Arthur M. Jaffe, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is President of the American Mathematical Society and is the distinguished Landon T. Clay Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Science at Harvard University. Dr. Jaffe received a B.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University, a B.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University.
Dr. Mario J. Molina, of Lexington, Massachusetts, is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995. Dr. Molina currently is Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
The President's Committee on The National Medal of Science was created to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering.