Chairman Smith Letter to NSF regarding Professor Marchant
In response to reports that a National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant recipient employed by Boston University (“the University”) has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting female researchers, the Committee wrote to NSF requesting further information on this issue. The Committee has a responsibility to ensure that recipients of federal dollars are worthy of the taxpayer’s trust. Any behavior that stymies the advancement and support of women in science should not be tolerated and this Committee will seek all surrounding facts. The Committee’s investigation is consistent with its broader goal of ensuring the effective management and stewardship of taxpayer dollars allocated through NSF, NASA, and NOAA grants and funding.
The letter can be found here.