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SCIS Doctoral Student Becomes President of the Washington Academy of Sciences

Gerard Christman, a doctoral student in information systems at NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, has assumed the position of President of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

The Washington Academy of Sciences was incorporated in 1898 as an affiliation of eight Washington D.C. area scientific societies. The formation of the Academy culminated a decade of planning under the leadership of the Philosophical Society of Washington. The founders included Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

The purpose of the new Academy is to encourage the advancement of science and “to conduct, endow, or assist investigation in any department of science.” That purpose guided the Academy throughout its first 100 years and will continue to be our guide in the 21st century. More information about the academy can be found here.