Magazine article American Scientist

Kathryn D. Sullivan Nominated to Lead NOAA

Magazine article American Scientist

Kathryn D. Sullivan Nominated to Lead NOAA

Article excerpt

We are pleased to announce that on August 1, Sigma Xi Sustaining Member Kathryn D. Sullivan (SX 1989) was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) administrator and undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere. Sullivan has held both of these positions on an acting basis since the retirement of Jane Lubchenco in February 2013. In conjunction with these nominations, Sullivan continued in her roles as the assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction, as well as deputy administrator for NOAA, positions she has held since 2011.

A former member of the astronaut corps, Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space in 1984. She was a member of the mission to deploy the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990 and in recognition of her many contributions to exploration in space, was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2004. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.