It is with great pleasure we would like to share the news of Dr. Palczewski’s appointment to The National Academies Corporation (TNAC) Board of Directors and to the Beckman Center Advisory Board (BCAB) for a term beginning immediately and ending on December 31, 2022.

TNAC and BCAB were formed under the terms of the 1985 donation agreement that provided for the construction and maintenance of the Beckman Center. TNAC owns and operates the Beckman Center on behalf of the NAS and the NAE. BCAB has the following functions and responsibilities: (l) to report to and advise the Presidents of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the National Research Council, on programs, operations, and opportunities for the development and utilization of the Beckman Center; and (2) to assist in other ways appropriate to its advisory function in the development of the Beckman Center including fundraising and community relations, as required by the Presidents of the two Academies.

Beckman Foundation News June 9, 2020