On 22 March 2010, President Obama selected Dr. Carl Wieman to be associate director of science at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Wieman, who was among the recipients of the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics, is currently on the faculty at the University of British Columbia at Vancouver and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has been a proponent of science education reform, including serving as the founding chair of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education. If confirmed by the Senate, Wieman would lead the Science division of OSTP, which formulates and coordinates federal research and development policy, as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education policy.
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