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Professional Experience: Major committee responsibilities:

Chairman, Astronomy Working Group and Management Operations Working Group for Shuttle Astronomy
Outlook for Space - Deputy Chairman of science portion (20 person committee to map possible programs for
NASA for the period 1980-2000)
Joint Users Requirements Group (Joint NASA/ESRO committee to establish specifications for the Space Shuttle on the basis of scientific needs)
Space Science Steering Committee (NASA Headquarters committee to review and recommend payloads
for flight missions)
Committee on Radio Frequencies of the National Academy of Sciences and its Space Science subcommittee
NASA liaison to NSF Astronomy Advisory Committee and to numerous National Academy of Sciences Committees and Summer Studies
AAAS committee to review EPSCoR activities in Kansas and advise the state on planning R&D
to increase Kansas competitiveness both for Federal grant dollars and attracting high-tech industry
Various NSF proposal review committees

Additional experience:

Member, Board of Trustees, Russell Sage College 1973-1978
Member, Board of Managers, Swarthmore College 1979-1983
Visiting lecturer, American Astronomical Society, 1973-1985
Member of Executive Committee, Association of Federal Women's Award Winners 1968-1976; Chairman 1972-1976
Member of Steering Committee of the Washington Area Astronomers 1981-1996
Member American Fellowship Panel, American Association of University Women, 1991-1992
Treasurer, DC State Division, AAUW, 1994-1996
Assistant Treasurer, Washington, DC Branch, 1996-present
Extensive public speaking experience


Selected as one of 100 most important young people by LIFE magazine, 1962
Federal Women's Award 1962
Citation for Public Service, Colorado Women's College 1966
Ninetieth Anniversary Award, Women's Education and Industrial Union (Boston) 1967
NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award 1969
Nominated for Outstanding Woman's Award (Science) by Ladies Home Journal magazine 1975
NASA Outstanding Scientific Leadership Award 1978
Fellow, American Astronautical Society 1978
William Randolf Lovelace II Award (American Astronautical Society) 1980
Asteroid named Roman 1987
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 1989
Honorary Doctor of Science degrees:
    Russell Sage College 1966
    Hood College 1969
    Bates College 1971
    Swarthmore College 1976

Professional Societies:

American Astronomical Society
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
International Astronomical Union
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Association of Women in Science