Wash U.’s Schaal Named U.S. Science Envoy

Photo Courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University biology Professor Barbara Schaal was appointed one of three new U.S. science envoys, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced.

The science envoys travel in their capacity as private citizens and advise the White House, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. scientific community about the insights they gain from their travels and interactions.

The other two envoys named are Bernard Amadei from University of Colorado at Boulder and Susan Hockfield from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The U.S. Science Envoy program is part of President Barack Obama’s “New Beginning” initiative to bolster science and technology collaboration with Muslim communities launched in a 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. The program has since expanded.

Read more at St. Louis Business Journal.

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