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Meredith Drosback

Dr. Meredith Drosback serves as the Assistant Director for Education andPhysical Sciences and the Science Division Staff Director at the WhiteHouse Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Her work focuseson improving learning outcomes and opportunities in science, technology,engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, as well as a variety oftopics across the broader science portfolio, including space science,physical science, forensic science, and the National Strategic ComputingInitiative.  She has been at OSTP since 2012 when she joined the officeto work on the Materials Genome Initiative, a multi-agency initiativedesigned to accelerate the discovery, development, and deployment ofadvanced materials.  Prior to coming to OSTP, Dr. Drosback served as aCongressional Fellow on the Senate Commerce, Science, and TransportationCommittee, Subcommittee on Science and Space.   There her work covered awide range of scientific and STEM education issues relevant to theNational Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards andTechnology, and NASA.  Dr. Drosback completed a postdoctoral researchassistantship at the University of Virginia and received her Ph.D. inAstrophysics from the University of Colorado, a M.S. in Physics fromNorth Carolina State University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from DukeUniversity.