Kelvin Droegemeier, secretary of science and technology for the state of Oklahoma, will be nominated by President Trump to serve as director at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Droegemeier also serves as vice president for research and teaches meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, the White House said Wednesday.
He helped establish and led the National Science Foundation’s Science and Technology Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms as well as the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere.
The meteorologist also served on the National Science Board under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.
In his two six-year terms with the board, Droegemeier was vice chairman for four years.