President Bush nominates OU professor for National Science Board

Monday, September 27th 2004, 10:31 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- President Bush is nominating a metereology professor at the University of Oklahoma for a term on the National Science Board.

Kelvin Droegemeier is a Regents' Professor of Metereology and the director of the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms at OU.

Droegemeier must still be confirmed by the U-S Senate to serve on the board. The board oversees and establishes policies for the National Science Foundation and serves as an independent body that provides advice to the president and congress.

Drogemeier is credited with generating more than $40-million in external research funding at OU. He received an NSF grant in 1996 that brought the first supercomputer to the university.