Karl Hess has been nominated by President Bush to serve on the National Science Board, the 24-member body that oversees and establishes the policies for the National Science Foundation, while also advising the President and the United States Congress on national policy issues related to science and engineering research and education. On June 15 the White House announced the nominations, which await confirmation by the Senate, of Hess and seven others to serve on the board.
2006-07 NCSA Faculty Fellows List Includes Beckman Institute Researchers Beckman Institute faculty members Narayan Aluru, Rohit Bhargava, and Kenneth Watkin have the honor of being chosen as NCSA Faculty Fellows for the 2006-2007 academic year. Also selected to the list is Beckman affiliate faculty member, Jiawei Han.
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is pleased to announce the 2006 Graduate Fellows selections. The Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows program provides an excellent opportunity for young scholars who are engaged in thesis research at the M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. level. The Fellows were selected based on the quality of their proposed work, the likelihood that the work would lead to important new results in science and engineering, and the relevance of the proposed project to existing Beckman Institute research.
The finding of a so-called altruism gene is "exciting," says U. of I. entomologist and Beckman affiliate Gene Robinson.