WASHINGTON – The Science Coalition (TSC) released the following statement after Dr. Eric Lander was confirmed as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP):
“Dr. Lander’s practical science background and political experience make him well-equipped to serve in one of the top science posts in the administration. Having spent his career at the intersection of university research and federal policymaking, we are confident Dr. Lander will ensure science is integrated into each policy consideration and serve as a steadfast advocate for a robust research enterprise.
“At this pivotal moment for our nation, Dr. Lander’s unique understanding of the value of federally funded fundamental research and its immense return on investment will be key to driving innovation, combating the pressing issues of our time, and building economic resiliency. We congratulate Dr. Lander on his confirmation and look forward to working together as we advocate for sustained and predictable funding at our federal research agencies.”
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.