Laura Bies Posted June 21, 2022 Share Posted June 21, 2022 This news and analysis are provided by the Ornithological Council, a consortium supported by ornithological societies. Join or renew your membership in your ornithological society if you value the services these societies provide to you, including OrnithologyExchange and the Ornithological Council. President Biden has announced his intent to nominate Arati Prabhakar as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She would also serve as the president’s top science advisor. Biden has made the science adviser role a Cabinet-level position. Prabhakar has a Ph.D. in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology, and previously served as both the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency during the Obama administration and as the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology under President Clinton. The OSTP advises the President and other members of the executive on science issues, plays a role in coordinating scientific research across federal agencies, and leads initiatives on issues such as scientific integrity. Prabhakar would fill a position vacated by former OSTP Director Dr. Eric Lander, who resigned in February 2022, after reports of a toxic work environment. If she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Prabhakar would be the first woman and first person of color to be permanent OSTP director. About the Ornithological Council The Ornithological Council is a consortium of scientific societies of ornithologists; these societies span the Western Hemisphere and the research conducted by their members spans the globe. Their cumulative expertise comprises the knowledge that is fundamental and essential to science-based bird conservation and management. The Ornithological Council is financially supported by our member societies and the individual ornithologists who value our work. If the OC’s resources are valuable to you, please consider joining one of our member societies or donating directly at Birdnet.org. Thank you for your support! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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