The Association for Women in Science Supports Dr. Arati Prabhakar’s Nomination for Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Appointment as the President’s Chief Advisor for Science and Technology

Jun 21, 2022Press Release

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The Association for Women in Science supports Dr. Arati Prabhakar’s nomination for Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Appointment as the President’s Chief Advisor for Science and Technology

WASHINGTON DC, June 21, 2022 – The Association of Women for Science (AWIS) applauds President Biden’s choice of nominee for Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the President’s Chief Advisor for Science and Technology, Dr. Arati Prabhakar.

With extensive experience in research science, private industry, and public policy, Dr. Prabhakar will be an excellent Director and Science Advisor to the President. We believe she is poised to help lead the United States to maintain competitiveness in the scientific community, increase support for scientific research, and champion public policy based on scientific principles.

“As the director of OSTP and the President’s science advisor, Dr. Prabhakar, will be an exceptional role model for women and girls in science,” said AWIS Interim CEO Meredith Gibson. “Nominating and confirming excellent leaders, like Dr. Prabhakar, will encourage women to persevere in scientific careers, allowing the nation to benefit from their diverse perspectives and experiences.”

AWIS urges the confirmation of Dr. Prabhakar as the first woman and person of color nominated to serve as a Senate-confirmed Director of the OSTP.

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About AWIS: Founded in 1971, AWIS has been the leading advocate for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to achieve business growth, social change, and innovation. We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. In addition to scholarships, AWIS provides career resources, professional development, as well as networking, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities to build leadership skills. To learn more, visit awis.org and @AWISNational.

 

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