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Trump's Top Science Adviser Job Vacant Eight Months After Inauguration


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President Donald Trump and his daughter-adviser have been going all out to tout the administration's commitment to "high-quality STEM and computer science education" as a means of boosting the U.S. economy. But Trump has yet to choose a top science adviser, who would play a crucial role in turning the White House horn-tooting into reality.

The White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) has been without a boss for the longest stretch since its establishment in 1976, a former longtime member told Newsweek.

John Holdren, who served as former President Barack Obama's science adviser and as the Senate-confirmed director of his OSTP, is raising an alarm about what he calls the "very sizable vacuum" that persists in the science-advisory realm under Trump.

From Newsweek
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