Susan Butts

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Dow Chemical Company

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Susan B. Butts, moderator, is the Senior Director of the External Science and Technology Programs at the Dow Chemical Company. She is responsible for Dow’s contract research activities with U.S. and European government agencies and sponsored research programs worldwide, and also for Dow’s R&D recruiting and hiring programs. Dr. Butts is active in a number of organizations addressing relationships between industry, universities, and government research laboratories. She serves on the governing boards for the Council for Chemical Research and the Alliance for Science and Technology Research, and is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators, the Association of University Technology Managers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. She is a co-founder and current president of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, sponsored by the National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable.