Senate Confirms New Director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier has been confirmed as the new director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). “The Senate has confirmed a highly respected scientist and academic to help further our nation’s economic competitiveness and national security,” said Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD). “I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Droegemeier and expect his leadership will benefit the scientific community and our nation." The director acts as the President’s chief adviser on science. The post has been vacant since President Donald Trump’s inauguration. A meteorologist who studies severe storms, Droegemeier has been VP for research, Regents' Professor of Meteorology, Weathernews Chair Emeritus, and Roger and Sherry Teigen Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He is also a member of the board of the National Science Foundation.
Senate Confirms New Director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy Trump Finally Picks a Science Adviser. And Scientists? They Seem Relieved. (New York Times, in August)