WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. President Barack Obama sorted out measures to appoint a Madras University graduate and alum of the Indian Institute of Technology as a member of the National Science Board of National Science Foundation. The proposed appointment of Dr Sethuraman Panchanathan, Senior Vice President of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development at Arizona State University (ASU),
was announced by the White House June 13 with 15 other key administration posts. "Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead," Obama said. At over thirty, the Obama administration has more Indian-Americans working at high places than in any other previous administration. Panchanathan, who has held his current position at ASU since 2011, previously worked as a Data Communication Engineer for International Software India Limited in Chennai, India in 1986.