Dean's Lecture Series
Dr. Neal Lane
"American's Future in Science and Technology – Some Storm Clouds on the Horizon"
Tuesday, January 24, 2006, 7 p.m.
A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Lane earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly University Professor at Rice University. He also holds appointments as Senior Fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, where he is engaged in matters of science and technology policy, and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Prior to returning to Rice University, Dr. Lane served in the federal government as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, from August 1998 to January 2001, and as Director of the National Science Foundation and member (ex officio) of the National Science Board, from October 1993 to August 1998. Widely regarded as a distinguished scientist and educator, Dr. Lane's many writings and presentations include topics in theoretical atomic and molecular physics and science and technology policy. Dr. Lane's lecture is sponsored by the Seaver Board of Visitors and Seaver Parents Council and hosted by members of Pi Mu Epsilon, the Math honor society.