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Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69
Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 
Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69
Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69

Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 

Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 

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No More Paywalls on Federally Funded Research: White House
Shawna Williams | Aug 25, 2022 | 2 min read
The Biden administration will by 2026 require that all publicly funded work be deposited in designated repositories immediately on publication.
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Biden Nominates New Science Advisor
Andy Carstens | Jun 22, 2022 | 2 min read
If the Senate confirms her appointment, Arati Prabhakar will become the first woman, person of color, and immigrant to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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Eric Lander Allegedly Bullied, Disrespected Staff
Amanda Heidt | Feb 7, 2022 | 4 min read
More than a dozen current and former members of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy have shared details of alleged mistreatment, prompting President Biden’s top scientist to issue a formal apology.
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2019 | 2 min read
The draft budget includes deep cuts for science funding, hacking more than $5.5 billion from the NIH’s allotment, but historically Congress has not accepted the White House’s proposals.
Trump’s Pick for Science Advisor Dodges Climate Change Question
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2018 | 2 min read
In a hearing with Senators, meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier avoided climate change questions by saying it wasn’t his expertise.
President Trump Picks Meteorologist to Lead OSTP
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2018 | 2 min read
The nomination of Kelvin Droegemeier has been met positively by members of the scientific community.
Chris Fall Picked to Lead the Department of Energy’s Office of Science
Jim Daley | May 21, 2018 | 1 min read
Fall served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Barack Obama.
Trump Releases Science Spending Priorities for FY2019
Aggie Mika | Aug 18, 2017 | 2 min read
In a memo to federal agencies, the administration highlights defense and security, leaves off Earth and climate science, and limits the scope of basic research.
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