THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 13, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. NEAL F. LANE AS DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Neal F. Lane as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Dr. Neal F. Lane, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is currently the Director of the National Science Foundation, an independent agency of the Federal Government that provides support for research and education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. From 1966 to 1993, he worked almost consecutively at Rice University in various positions, serving from 1986 to 1993, as Provost and Professor of Physics. From 1984 to 1986, he left Rice University to serve as Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado. From 1979 to 1980, Dr. Lane served as the Director of the Division of Physics for the National Science Foundation. Dr. Lane has authored or co-authored over 90 scientific papers and publications and received awards and honors, including an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for Advancement of Science.
Dr. Lane received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Oklahoma.
The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy also serves as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and is responsible for providing the President with advice in all areas of science and technology policy and works to coordinate science, space, and technology policy and programs across the federal government. The Director also co-chairs the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology Policy and manages the National Science and Technology Council.