White House science adviser to speak at Rice Nov. 12


Amy McCaig

White House science adviser to speak at Rice Nov. 12

HOUSTON – (Nov. 8, 2019) – As global competition in science and technology continues to challenge American leadership in research and development, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will host “A Bold New Era of American Science and Technology” Nov. 12, featuring remarks by Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and science adviser to President Donald Trump.

Kelvin Droegemeier. Photo credit: Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Kelvin Droegemeier. Photo credit: Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The event will take place in Baker Hall’s Doré Commons on the Rice campus. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., followed by Droegemeier’s presentation at 6:30.

Droegemeier will discuss recent advances in science and technology and his plans to promote coordination and collaboration between the government, industry and academia.

This event is part of the Civic Scientist Lecture Series, sponsored by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program and the Harold E. Rorschach Jr. Memorial Lecture Series and organized by Rice’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Additional support is provided by Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering and Wiess School of Natural Sciences. The Civic Scientist Program is generously supported by Benjamin and Winifer Cheng.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. RSVP online at https://riceconnect.rice.edu/Baker/ST-Droegemeier. The event will be livestreamed at https://www.bakerinstitute.org/events/2032/.

Media interested in attending the event should RSVP to Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.


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Event details and RSVP: https://www.bakerinstitute.org/events/2032/

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Photo credit: Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blog.bakerinstitute.org.

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 4 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.