Gov. Mike Easley has appointed Mark Welker, professor of chemistry at Wake Forest University, to a four-year term on the state’s Board of Science and Technology.
The 17-member board is comprised of business and academic leaders from across the state. The group is responsible for giving advice and making recommendations to the governor, the secretary of commerce and the N.C. Economic Development Board on the role of science and technology in the economic growth and development of North Carolina.
Welker joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1987. He received a doctorate degree in organic chemistry from Florida State University after earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was also a postdoctoral fellow in organic chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley.
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