President Nominates New NSF Director
August 2, 2013
by Paula Skedsvold
President Obama nominated France Anne Cordova to serve as Director of the National Science Foundation. The nominee must receive Senate confirmation. An astrophysicist by training, Dr. Cordova currently serves on the National Science Board and is Chair of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. She was previously President of Purdue University and Chancellor of the University of California at Riverside. During her career, Dr. Cordova also served as Chief Scientist at NASA. She received a B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.