THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Armagh, Northern Ireland) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 3, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANITA K. JONES, PAMELA A. FERGUSON AND ROBERT C. RICHARDSON TO SERVE AS MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD
The President today announced his intent to nominate Anita K. Jones, Pamela A. Ferguson and Robert C. Richardson to serve as Members of the National Science Board.
Dr. Anita K. Jones, of Charlottesville, Virginia, is currently a University Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. In the Spring of 1997, she returned to the University after serving as the Director of Defense Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense. Dr. Jones has served on the Defense Science Board, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, various panels for NASA, the National Research Council and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Jones received her A.B. from Rice University, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Pamela A. Ferguson, of Grinnell, Iowa, is currently a Professor of Mathematics and formerly the President of Grinnell College in Iowa. She is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Advisory Committee to the Directorate for Education and Human Resources of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Ferguson received her B.A. from Wellesley College, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Robert C. Richardson, of Ithaca, New York, is currently a Professor of Physics at Cornell University. In 1996, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with colleagues David Lee and Douglas Osheroff. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Richardson served as Chair of the Physics Section of the National Academy of Sciences and from 1986 to 1988, he served as Co-Chair of the National Science Foundation Panel on Large Magnetic Fields. Dr. Richardson received his B.S. and M.S. in physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Duke University.
The National Science Board was established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1863). In accordance with the Act, the Board establishes the policies of the National Science Foundation within the framework of applicable policies set forth by the President and Congress. Members of the Board serve six year terms.