THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. JOSEPH BORDOGNA AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Joseph Bordogna as Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Dr. Joseph Bordogna, of Pennsylvania, has served as Acting Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Science Foundation since 1996. For the four years prior to this service, Dr. Bordogna was the Assistant Director for Engineering at the National Science Foundation. From 1964 to 1991, Dr. Bordogna served at the University of Pennsylvania in a variety of teaching and research positions and as a professor of engineering. From 1976 to 1990, Dr. Bordogna was Director of The Moore School of Electrical Engineering. From 1981 to 1990, he served as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Dr. Bordogna received his B.S.E.E. from the University of Pennsylvania, an S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
The National Science Foundation initiates and supports fundamental, long-term, merit-selected research in all the scientific and engineering disciplines. NSF support is made through grants, contracts and other agreements awarded to universities, non-profit organizations. The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency responsible for fundamental research and education in all fields of science and engineering. The NSF funds reach all 50 states, through grants to more than 2,000 universities and institutions nationwide.