First GEC Focus Group president joins OSTP

Professor Don Wuebbles of the University of Illinois (first president of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group) has started a special appointment as Assistant Director for Climate Science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President.  At OSTP, Professor Wuebbles will be working with Dr. John Holdren, the President’s science advisor and OSTP Director.  Professor Wuebbles is also serving as a senior advisor for the National Science Foundation as part of this appointment.  Following this assignment (up to two years), Professor Wuebbles will return to the University of Illinois, where he is the Harry E. Preble Endowed Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.