NSF director heads to Purdue

Arden L. Bement is stepping down as the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to head up Purdue University's new Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI), which will offer faculty and student fellowships, a certificate in public policy, and a graduate program in public policy and public administration. Arden L. BementImage: linkurl: Sam Kittner;http://portfolio.kittner.com/ "Arden Bement is a leader in the national and global science community," Purdue president and National Science

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Feb 4, 2010
Arden L. Bement is stepping down as the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to head up Purdue University's new Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI), which will offer faculty and student fellowships, a certificate in public policy, and a graduate program in public policy and public administration.
Arden L. Bement
Image: linkurl: Sam Kittner;http://portfolio.kittner.com/
"Arden Bement is a leader in the national and global science community," Purdue president and National Science Board member France A. Córdova said in a linkurl:statement from NSF.;http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=116338 "He has a tremendous amount of experience in understanding, formulating and shaping policy on critical issues." A former Purdue nuclear engineering professor and department head, Bement began his six-year stint as NSF director in 2004 after serving as acting director for 10 months. Under his direction, the foundation has broadened its reach in international scientific policy and helped train people to work in a high-tech global economy....




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