Together with the Science Diplomats Club, the Office of Science and Technology organizes monthly Science Breakfasts, where a prominent member of the American science and technology community, speaks to an audience of counselors from embassies in Washington.
Since January 2007, these breakfasts have provided the 30-40 guests from 15-20 countries, with the opportunity to strengthen ties with American leaders in science and technology in a positive atmosphere. Visits from notable guests such as the Undersecretaries for Science in the Departments of Homeland Security and Energy as well as directors from NOAA, DARPA and the American Chemical Society have often led to further cooperation amongst their organizations.
Dr. E. William Colglazier was appointed in July 2011 as the fourth Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State.
The Honorable William D. Magwood, IV was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on April 1, 2010.
Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Dr. Susan Amara is the president of the Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. Subra Suresh is director of the National Science Foundation.
Dr. John Holdren is Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
Dr. Michael Johnson is the Deputy Director of the Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.
As Director of USGS, Dr. McNutt is responsible for leading the nation’s largest water, earth, biological science and civilian mapping agency in its mission to provide the scientific data that enable decision makers to create sound policies for a changing world.
Dr. Steven E. Koonin was confirmed by the Senate on May 19, 2009, as the second Undersecretary for Science in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Dr. John P. Boright is the Executive Director of the Office of International Affairs of the US National Academies (comprising science, engineering, and medicine).