NREL Director Dan Arvizu Appointed To National Science Board


The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's appointment of Dan Arvizu, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), to a seat on the National Science Board (NSB).

The 25-member body advises the president and Congress on science and engineering issues and is the policy-setting and budget-approving body for the National Science Foundation.

Arvizu, who has served as director of NREL since 2005, will serve a six-year term ending in May 2016.Â

‘The board plays a vital role in setting national science policy, promoting science, technology, engineering and math education, and in furthering the goal of a clean energy future,’ says Arvizu.

Arvizu was first appointed to the NSB in 2004, chaired the audit and oversight committee for four years and co-chaired the NSB Task Force on Building a Sustainable Energy Future.

Before NREL, he served as chief technology officer of CH2M HILL and worked for more than 20 years with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M.

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