Professor Bill Dally and Emerita Professor Andrea Goldsmith have been selected to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The council consists of distinguished individuals from sectors outside of the Federal Government who advise the President on policy matters where the understanding of science, technology, and innovation is key.
PCAST develops evidence-based recommendations for the President on matters involving science, technology, and innovation policy, as well as on matters involving scientific and technological information that is needed to inform policy affecting the economy, worker empowerment, education, energy, the environment, public health, national and homeland security, racial equity, and other topics.
Not only are its members brilliant and esteemed, they represent the most diverse PCAST in U.S. history. PCAST is traditionally co-chaired by the President's Science Advisor and 1-2 external co-chairs. Since its inception, no women have served as co-chairs. President Biden's PCAST has two women co-chairs. Furthermore, this PCAST reflects the President's commitment to build an Administration that truly looks like America. For the first time ever, women make up half of PCAST and people of color and immigrants make up more than one-third of PCAST. Its diversity will help the council bring to bear a wide range of perspectives to address the nation's most pressing opportunities and challenges, so that science, technology, and engineering benefits all Americans.
Please join us in congratulating Bill and Andrea!
Excerpted from Whitehouse.gov, "President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology"