Wiedenmann joins board of national science councilJan. 15, 2014
Dr. Robert Wiedenmann, Department Head, Entomology
Fred Miller, Science Editor, Agricultural Communication Services
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Rob Wiedenmann, entomology department head for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, has been elected to a two-year term as a member of the Executive Board of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.
Wiedenmann completed a term as president of the Entomological Society of America last November. He has been the head of the department of entomology since 2005, when he moved from a similar position at the Illinois Natural History Survey and University of Illinois.
The Council of Scientific Society Presidents is an organization of presidents, presidents-elect, and recent past-presidents of about 60 scientific federations and societies whose combined membership numbers more than 1.5 million scientists and science educators.
For more than 40 years, the Council has served as a strong national voice in developing and promoting wise science policy in support of science and science education. Widely regarded as the premier national science leadership development center, it serves as a forum for open, substantive exchanges on emerging scientific issues.
The Council is recognized and sought after to provide counsel and analysis to The Office of Science and Technology Policy, Congress and a variety of federal agencies, in addition to policy development groups and the media.