A leading authority on federal science and technology funding and budget issues, Kei Koizumi, presented a workshop entitled “OSTP and the Obama Administration’s Science and Technology Policy Agenda” for Oregon State University faculty August 26. Koizumi, as Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), is part of the team that advises President Obama on science funding.
OSTP helps advance the Obama Administration’s science and technology initiatives that are national priorities. It plays an important role in the Obama Administration White House, both providing advice and information on science and technology issues as well as formulating and implementing government-wide science and technology policies.
Koizumi discussed how federal science agencies make R&D investments that are designed to help solve national challenges and to create new knowledge and technologies for the nation. He also talked about the Administration’s efforts to nurture an inclusive, diverse and capable science and technology workforce through effective federal policies and investments in STEM education and workforce development.
While visiting the College of Science, Koizumi met with the College of Science’s leadership team, several deans, the OSU Research Office and the ADVANCE Working Group for Equity and Inclusion.
Before joining OSTP, Koizumi served as the longtime Director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Koizumi received his M.A. from the Center for International Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at George Washington University, and received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Boston University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.