Obama nominates U-M education dean to serve on National Science Foundation
The board, which is 25 members, sets policies for the National Science Foundation within boundaries set by the administration as well as Congress, according to the foundation's website.
The board also works as an independent policy adviser to the president and Congress in matters of science and engineering research.
The news service quoted Obama as saying he was honored the new members were willing to join the administration and he was looking forward to working with them.
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