360741 Hon. Kelvin K. Droegemeier

Wednesday, 27 March 2019: 12:00 AM
Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Kelvin Droegemeier, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier is the 18th Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Before joining the White House, Kelvin served as the Vice President for Research and Regents’ Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. He earned a B.S. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He co-founded and directed the National Science Foundation’s Science and Technology Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, and NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, and he has served two six-year terms (four years as Vice Chairman) on the National Science Board, under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He has testified before Congress on seven occasions and was appointed in 2017 as Oklahoma Cabinet Secretary of Science and Technology. Dr. Droegemeier has served on and chaired numerous national boards and committees and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science. In his 33 years at Oklahoma, Dr. Droegemeier generated over $40 million in research funding, authoring or co-authoring more than 80 refereed articles and over 200 conference publications.

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