THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Detroit, Michigan) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release January 8, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES ROGER ANGEL TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The President today announced the nomination of James Roger Angel to the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Dr. James Roger Angel, of Tucson, Arizona, is Regents Professor and Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. In addition, Dr. Angel has been Professor of Astronomy at the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona since 1975, where he developed new technologies to make the world's largest telescope mirrors. He has also taught at Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a MacArthur Fellow and a former vice president of the American Astronomical Society. He is currently working with NASA to develop future space telescopes to search for Earth-like planets of nearby stars and to examine them for the spectral signatures of primitive life.
Dr. Angel received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Oxford University and an M.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is responsible for supervising and directing a scholarship program aimed at fostering and encouraging excellence in the sciences, mathematics and engineering.