Trump to nominate first science, technology adviser of his presidency

President Donald Trump plans to nominate meteorologist and extreme weather expert Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a role that has been vacant for 19 months, The Washington Post reports.

Dr. Droegemeier is a professor at the University of Oklahoma in Norman and has served as the Oklahoma secretary of science and technology. He also aided the National Science Board during the past two presidential administrations, according to the report.

In his role as science and technology adviser to the Trump administration, Dr. Droegemeier could be tapped to advise on topics such as cyberthreats, research budgets and disease outbreaks.

The pick garnered support from the scientific community, according to the report. Dr. Droegemeier must undergo the Senate confirmation process to be officially appointed. 

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