Today President Obama announced his plan to nominate 57-year-old Dr. Marcia McNutt as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Science Advisor to the Secretary.If confirmed by the Senate, Mcnutt will be the first woman to direct the agency, which was established in 1879.The San Jose Mercury reported: "It's an honor," McNutt said Thursday evening. "With the high caliber of people President Obama has on his science team in Washington, it seems like an incredible opportunity to make...Read Full Story
Dr. Marcia McNutt is an American geophysicist. She is the CEO of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and a professor of Marine Geophysics at Stanford University. Find more news, pictures and information about Marcia McNutt here.