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Souvaine Tapped for NSF Leadership Role

Diane Souvaine, the vice provost for research at Tufts, has been elected vice chair of the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation.

It is the first time in NSF history that women hold the three top leadership positions: director, chair and vice chair. During its May meeting, the National Science Board (NSB) also elected a new board chair, Maria Zuber, the vice president for research at MIT. France A. Córdova, president emerita of Purdue University and former chief scientist for NASA, was appointed NSF director in 2014.