NSF Geosciences Committee Focuses on Program and Budget Issues



The spring meeting of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advisory Committee for the Geosciences (AC GEO), held on 3–4 April, was filled with firsts. It was the first time that AC GEO met as a body after merging with NSF's polar advisory committee in 2012. In addition, it was the first time that France Córdova, sworn in as the new NSF director on 31 March and sworn in again during a special ceremony in the atrium at NSF headquarters on 3 April, met with AC GEO in her new capacity. Córdova, who is president emerita of Purdue University, previously was a distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, and NASA chief scientist.