New White House Science Advisor Outlines His Goals at AAAS Annual Meeting


After filling a position that was previously vacant for more than two years, the new director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) said he is ready to enact changes that will push the U.S. to new frontiers in science.

During the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting on Feb. 15, Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, made his first public speech since the Senate confirmed him on January 2, explaining his approach to his new job.

“I would like to propose three pillars for this bold era,” he said during the speech at the event in Washington D.C. “The first pillar is to understand the R&D ecosystem in a new context and undertake long-term planning looking farther down the road and the future.

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