Cech honored with membership in prestigious committee            

By Staff

Thomas Cech
Thomas R. Cech, director of the Biofrontiers Institute, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, a 1989 Nobel Laureate in chemistry and former president the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been named a member of the Honorary Centennial Observance Committee of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the oldest foundation in the United States devoted to science.

The committee, which will help celebrate the foundation's 100th Anniversary in 2012, is composed of some of the most renowned leaders in science, scientific research, and science policy and advocacy in America. Centennial activities scheduled for 2012 will kick off with a celebration in February in Tucson, Ariz., where the foundation is based, and continue with a Gala in Washington, D.C., in March, at which science leaders and policymakers from across the country will gather. Centennial events will continue with additional activities across the country in the yearlong celebration.