Editor's Note: Biologist M.R.C. Greenwood has had a banner year. Last July, she was named chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz. A short time later, she was selected to serve on the National Science Board and was voted president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Greenwood 's new positions allow her to continue being involved in national science policy, a role she has been in since she served as associate director for science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)from November 1993 to May 1995.

One of her major policy contributions was serving as a member of the team that crafted the 1994 report "Science in the National Interest," which set post-Cold War science goals for the Clinton administration. They included raising scientific literacy, stimulating partnerships that promote investments in fundamental science and engineering, and raising the national R&D investment to some...

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