U.S. Senate confirms Kelvin Droegemeier to lead White House science office

January 03, 2019

ASTRA is pleased to announce that recently-resigned ASTRA Vice-Chairman Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday night to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Droegemeier will be the White House’s top science and technology adviser, filling a critical administration role that had been vacant for nearly two years under President Trump. The position guides federal research spending and informs the government’s policies in areas such as artificial intelligence, climate change, precision medicine and online privacy. 

Dr. Droegemeier's nomination and subsequent confirmation comes after many months of extensive advocacy by the scientific and engineering community -- including ASTRA board member visits to every Member of the U.S. Senate...