ThurmSpeaks::About Obama's PCAST Dream Team

Obama has built a dream team to be his President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

PCAST has strong representation from the 'C' component of CSTEM (Computing, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). His computing dream team includes Eric Schmidt (Google CEO); Craig Mundie (Microsoft chief research and strategy officer); and, William Press (Raymer Chair in Computer Sciences and Integrative Biology from the University of Texas).

We are living in the age in genomics. Recently, the Broad Institute, a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, acquired an additional 22 genome analyzers. The Board Institute is led by Eric Lander and Lander is on the PCAST team.

Northwestern University is a leader in nanotechnology research and the PCAST team includes chemistry professor Chad Mirkin. Dr. Mirkin is Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and he is now a member of PCAST.

I've commented about only five of the twenty members on Obama's PCAST roster.

Whitehouse.gov::President Obama Announces Members of Science and Technology Advisory Council

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 03 May 2009
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:15:48 MST