UCAR statement on Kelvin Droegemeier nomination

The former chair of the UCAR trustees has been named to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Aug 2, 2018 - by Staff

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has issued the following statement about President Donald Trump's decision to name Kelvin Droegemeier as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Droegemeier, the vice president for research at the University of Oklahoma (OU), is a highly regarded and experienced leader in the atmospheric sciences community. He served as the chair of the UCAR Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2008, and he is a former member and vice chair of the National Science Board, which establishes the policies of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

"Kelvin is the perfect candidate for this position — objective, strategic, smart, and savvy," said UCAR President Antonio Busalacchi. "His time as vice president for research at OU and his service on NSF's National Science Board give him valuable perspectives to draw on. His insights into the many ways that weather affects U.S. economic and national security will be a great benefit to the country."

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