image of Frank Press Dr. Press has served as President of National Academy of Sciences and Chairman of the National Research Council (1981-93); Science Advisor to the President of the United States and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy (1977- 80); Professor of Geophysics and Chairman of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at MIT; Professor of Geophysics at California Institute of Technology and Director of Seismological Laboratory. He is a life member of the Corporation of MIT; and a board member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and the Monterey Bay Research Institute. He was the Cecil and Ida Green Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington (1993-97). Dr. Press has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Royal Society (London), the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Academie des Sciences (France). He is the recipient of 30 honorary degrees and was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Sciences, the Vannevar Bush Award, the Pupin Medal from Columbia University, and the Japan Prize from the Emperor in 1993. Dr. Press earned a B.S. from the City College of New York in 1944 and an M.S.(1946) and Ph.D.(1949) from Columbia University.