Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Mark Becker today released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Dr. Arati Prabhakar as Director of the White House Office of Science Technology.
“APLU applauds the confirmation of Arati Prabhakar as Director of the White House Office of Science Technology. Dr. Prabhakar is a trailblazing leader in science policy whose experience leading the National Institute of Standards and Technology and DARPA make her an excellent fit for the role. Her wide array of academic, government, and private sector experience make her uniquely qualified to serve as OSTP Director. She brings a big, bold vision for pathbreaking science that solves grand challenges, saves lives, and improves quality of life. We look forward to working with Dr. Prabhakar to advance the public research university’s immense contributions to U.S. scientific and innovation leadership.”