Mor­gan State VP for re­search tapped for Na­tional Sci­ence Board

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Pres­i­dent Barack Obama has ap­pointed Mor­gan State Univer­sity’s vice pres­i­dent for re­search and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment to the 25-mem­ber Na­tional Sci­ence Board. Vic­tor McCrary joins the board that es­tab­lishes poli­cies of the Na­tional Sci­ence Foun­da­tion and ad­vises the pres­i­dent and Congress on mat­ters of sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing. “I am hum­bled by this honor, and I look for­ward to serv­ing our na­tion,” McCrary said in a state­ment. Mem­bers of the board serve six-year terms and may be reap­pointed for a sec­ond term. McCrary over­sees fac­ulty re­search at Mor­gan and man­ages grants and con­tracts. He pre­vi­ously man­aged re­search and de­vel­op­ment projects on na­tional de­fense at the Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity Ap­plied Physics Lab­o­ra­tory. McCrary also worked as a divi­sion chief at the Na­tional In­sti­tute of Stan­dards and Tech­nol­ogy. He has pub­lished more than 60 ar­ti­cles and is a fel­low of the Amer­i­can Chem­i­cal So­ci­ety. His ap­point­ment was an­nounced by the White House in Oc­to­ber.

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