Following is a statement by Association of American Universities President Mary Sue Coleman regarding President Trump’s nomination of Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier to Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy:
Dr. Droegemeier is a nationally recognized scientist and science policy leader and an excellent choice as the next Office of Science and Technology Policy Director. We applaud President Trump’s selection. We urge the Senate to confirm Dr. Droegemeier as soon as possible.
AAU has long encouraged the administration to appoint a strong leader to the OSTP and the White House did just that. AAU was among the 58 national organizations who asked President Trump to select a highly-qualified individual to serve as director of the OSTP, an organization crucial to our nation’s scientific enterprise.
Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities comprises 62 distinguished institutions that continually advance society through education, research, and discovery.
Our universities earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic research, are improving human life and wellbeing through research, and are educating tomorrow’s visionary leaders and global citizens.
AAU members collectively help shape policy for higher education, science, and innovation; promote best practices in undergraduate and graduate education; and strengthen the contributions of research universities to society.