McNutt to be next president of National Academy of Sciences

Marcia K. McNutt, a geophysicist and editor-in-chief of Science who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2005, has been nominated to be the next president of the NAS. She will succeed Ralph Cicerone on July 1, 2016, following Cicerone’s second term as president. The announcement is on the NAS website.

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