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Biden Taps FSU Faculty Member for Science Panel

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Florida State University leaders are heralding President Joe Biden’s appointment of one of the school’s faculty members to an advisory council that informs the president on science and technology.

Laura Green, chief scientist for the university’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, was appointed Wednesday to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

According to its website, the council provides information that “is needed to inform public policy relating to the American economy, the American worker, national and homeland security and other topics.”

FSU President Richard McCullough touted Green’s appointment during a meeting of the university trustees Friday.

“It’s one of the highest honors that you can attain, and to have someone from Florida State being among that incredibly prestigious group is really good for our university,” McCullough said.

Green said she was “humbled and honored” to be selected for the council.

“I feel like this is my opportunity to serve my country in a way where I can make a real contribution and help ensure that America remains a global leader in both foundational and applied research,” Green said in a statement published by the university.