A Conversation with Marcia McNutt
Please join us for an informal conversation with Marcia McNutt, President,
National Academy of Sciences. We will explore the who, how, and why behind
Marcia's work in environmental science and policy. Stanford Woods Institute
director Chris Field will start the exchange, with much of the time reserved
for audience interactions. A reception will follow.
(B.A. in physics, Colorado College; Ph.D. in Earth sciences, Scripps
Institution of Oceanography) is a geophysicist and the 22nd president of the
National Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, she was editor-in-chief of
Science journals. McNutt was director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2009
to 2013, during which time USGS responded to a number of major disasters,
including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. For her work to help contain that
spill, McNutt was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard’s Meritorious Service Medal. She
is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Geological Society of
America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the
International Association of Geodesy. McNutt is a member of the American
Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a
Foreign Member of the Royal Society, UK, and the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 1998, McNutt was awarded the AGU’s Macelwane Medal for research
accomplishments by a young scientist, and she received the Maurice Ewing Medal
in 2007 for her contributions to deep-sea exploration.