President Trump has announced the nomination of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier to serve as his top science advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The OSTP position has been unfilled since the start of the Trump administration. The higher education community is largely applauding the selection.
Kelvin Droegemeier of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Droegemeier currently serves as Vice President for Research and Regents’ Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and as Oklahoma Cabinet Secretary of Science and Technology. He co-founded and directed the National Science Foundation’s Science and Technology Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms and the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere. Dr. Droegemeier served two six-year terms (four years as Vice Chairman) on the National Science Board, under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He earned his B.S. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and M.S. and Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Droegemeier is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science.