Published: April 19, 2010

White House science official to visit MSU

Contact(s): Tom Oswald Communications and Brand Strategy

EAST LANSING, Mich. —  A top White House official who advises President Obama on matters of science and research will be at Michigan State University this Wednesday, April 21.

While at MSU, Kei Koizumi, assistant director for federal research and development with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will meet with MSU researchers and tour the campus.

Part of his itinerary is a tour of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. He also will meet with researchers involved in the National Children’s Study, an MSU-led project focusing on how genetics and the environment affect children’s health; the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, which conducts basic research aimed at solving some of the most complex problems in converting natural materials to energy; and BEACON, a center devoted to evolutionary research.

In addition, a luncheon presentation will be held, featuring an overview of MSU research and comments from Koizumi.

Koizumi is a leading authority on the federal budget, federal support for research and development, and science policy issues.

Prior to working at the White House, he was director of the Research and Development Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

For more information on the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, go here.


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