“The Senate voted by voice yesterday to confirm academic Sethuraman Panchanathan to be the next director of the National Science Foundation (NSF)…”
“Nominated to fill the position in December 2019, Panchanathan is replacing former Director France Córdova, who served in the position since 2013. Panchanathan holds multiple titles at Arizona State University, including executive vice president of the school’s Knowledge Enterprise and chief research and information officer.”
“‘NSF’s work has always been critical to America’s scientific progress and technological competitiveness,’ House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said. ‘Now, NSF is also supporting and funding advanced research that will help us detect, treat, and ultimately defeat COVID-19, and there’s never been a more important time for strong and smart leadership. Dr. Panchanathan’s years of experience in research and academia have prepared him for this role'” Read the full article here.
Source: Senate Confirms Panchanathan to Lead NSF – By Katie Malone, June 19, 2020. MeriTalk.