USGS director to deliver Mines commencement address
GOLDEN, Colo., May 6, 2011 – Marcia K. McNutt, director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will address 672 Mines graduates during the 137th annual commencement ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. on May 13 on Kafadar Commons, 1500 Illinois St. in Golden.
The Mines Board of Trustees will award 507 bachelor of science degrees, 149 master’s degrees and 19 doctorate degrees. During the ceremony, McNutt will be awarded an honorary degree.
McNutt is the first woman to serve as director of the USGS in the agency’s 130-year history. She also serves as science advisor to the United States Secretary of the Interior.
McNutt’s commencement address is titled "Meeting the Nation's Needs for Scientists and Engineers: It Really IS Rocket Science!"