March 20, 2009
APS Applauds Confirmation of Renowned Scientists Holdren and Lubchenco to Top Administrative Posts
Holdren is Second Physicist to Serve in President Obama’s Administration
Lubchenco is An Accomplished Marine Ecologist
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Physical Society (APS) is elated that APS Fellow John P. Holdren, an international expert on energy and climate change, has been confirmed as President Obama’s director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The Society also applauds the confirmation of Jane Lubchenco, a renowned marine ecologist, who will lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 51,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC.