Former Nasa, General Motors Executive to Speak at Baylor

April 15, 1998

Dr. Robert Frosch, a former research executive for NASA, General Motors and presidential appointee under the Johnson, Nixon and Carter administrations, will speak at Baylor University on April 22.

Frosch will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Room 109 of the Rogers Engineering and Computer Sciences Building on the subject "Science and the New Millennium." He is considered a major spokesperson on science and engineering policy in the Uniteds States.

Frosch currently serves as senior research fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. He also is a fellow of the National Academy of Engineering.

Frosch has served as vice president of research at General Motors and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as administrator of NASA. In 1966, President Johnson appointed Frosch assistant secretary of the Navy for research and development, and he continued in that post under President Nixon. In 1963, Frosch directed nuclear test detection for the Secretary of Defense.

Frosch's talk is sponsored by the Baylor chapter of Sigma Xi research society, of which Frosch serves as national president.

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