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NSF Press Release


NSF PA 00-05 - October 18, 2000

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 Mary Hanson

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NSF Announces Director For Legislative and Public Affairs

Science author and editor Curt Suplee has been appointed director of the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Suplee will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s communication activities with the public, including Congress, the news media, states and governors, and various scientific, engineering and education organizations. He begins his duties at NSF on October 23, 2000.

Suplee comes to NSF from the Washington Post, where he serves as science writer and editor for National News. In more than 20 years at that newspaper, he has also served as deputy editor of the Style (feature) section, editor of the Sunday arts section, assistant editor of the Outlook (Sunday opinion) section, editor/writer of the former science and technology page called Outposts, and editor of the former educational science section called Horizon. Suplee also served as press aide and speechwriter for the late Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, and taught English at the University of Minnesota and Memphis State University.

Suplee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.) and a Master of Arts in English literature and philosophy from the University of Minnesota. In addition to nearly 1,000 articles published in the Washington Post, Suplee has authored numerous articles for national magazines and three books on science.




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