June 13, 2014
Arizona State University’s Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan has been appointed to the U.S. National Science Board, which serves as an advisory body to the U.S. President and Congress on science and engineering issues and establishes policies of the National Science Foundation.
Panchanathan, ASU's senior vice president of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and the leader of ASU’s research, entrepreneurship and economic development efforts, is the first American of Indian origin to be appointed to this preeminent board.
“Panch exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and social responsibility that ASU aims to cultivate," said ASU President Michael Crow. "It is fitting that he be on this important board so that his influence can extend to the benefit of the nation.”