WASHINGTON – The Science Coalition (TSC) released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP):

“The Science Coalition applauds the confirmation of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as director of OSTP. Dr. Droegemeier is a strong voice for science and federal research funding and is ideally suited to oversee continued growth of essential federal research programs.

“Dr. Droegemeier’s experience and distinguished record of public service provide him a unique perspective into the partnership between the federal government, our nation’s research universities, and the private sector. He has served on the National Science Board and has spent decades at the University of Oklahoma as a research scientist, the director of large-scale, multi-university research initiatives, and Vice President for Research. The Science Coalition is confident that Dr. Droegemeier understands that the federal/university partnership is vital to the country’s scientific enterprise, our economy, and national security. Further, his esteemed career as a research meteorologist proves his commitment to the advancement of world-class science.

“With his deep knowledge of both science and public policy, TSC congratulates Dr. Droegemeier for his new role as science lead within the White House.”


About The Science Coalition

Established in 1994, The Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. It is dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation, and drive America’s global competitiveness. To learn more, visit www.ScienceCoalition.org.