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Locascio Nominated to Lead NIST

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President Joe Biden has nominated Laurie Locascio, vice president for research at the University of Maryland, to head the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

alikowski@umaryland.edu (Alex Likowski) | Tue Jul 20, 2021

Locascio Nominated to Lead NIST

July 20, 2021   |  

President Joe Biden has nominated Laurie E. Locascio, PhD, MSc, to serve as undersecretary for standards and technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In that role she would lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Based in Gaithersburg, NIST's mission is to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness through laboratory research and the establishment of scientific standards and measurements.

Laurie E. Locascio, PhD, MSc

Laurie E. Locascio, PhD, MSc

Please read this article in the University of Maryland, College Park publication Maryland Today for more details.