Colorado professor named science envoy by Secretary of State

The University of Colorado-Boulder announced on Monday that longtime professor Bernard Amadei has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as one of three new science envoys, Yahoo! News reports. Here are the details:

* Clinton named the three new science envoys at a meeting last week, mentioning Amadei’s work with Engineers Without Borders, stating that the U.S. is looking to strengthen its “ability to engage diplomatically” and build scientific partnerships to address global challenges.

* Amadei has been on the CU-Boulder faculty in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering for 30 years, the university reported. His specialty is rock mechanics and engineering geology……Read More