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White House Science Director to Seek Policy Input from UofSC Faculty

Later this month, faculty researchers at the University of South Carolina will have a rare opportunity to dialogue with an important federal policymaker at a special luncheon, hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The luncheon will feature a research policy discussion led by Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, who serves as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Science Advisor to President Trump. This policy discussion is part of a broader OSTP effort to gather comments from academic researchers and leaders across the nation regarding opportunities to promote public-private partnerships and address the challenges that can stem from pursuing academic research.

Vice President for Research, Prakash Nagarkatti said, “It’s an honor to have Dr. Droegemeier include the University of South Carolina in this important and timely discussion of federal research policy. Our faculty have a unique opportunity to have their voices heard, and to learn about how our national research leadership plans to address some of the challenges researchers face on campuses around the country every day.”

The luncheon is filling up quickly, with few seats left, so reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Update 17 October 2019: All seats for the Kelvin Droegemeier luncheon have been filled. 

 

15 October 2019


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