I am excited to announce that, as of July 31st, I will be joining the Society for Science & the Public as its president and CEO as well as publisher of its various media properties including the award-winning magazine Science News.  This remarkable organization was founded in 1921 with a mission of promoting the understanding and appreciation of science, and the vital role it plays in human advancement.  I am truly honored to be assuming a leadership role in an organization with such a high reputation based on a proud, longstanding record of accomplishment. With more than 50,000 SSP alumni, comprised of students who