President-elect Joe Biden on Friday nominated Eric Lander will be his science advisor and director of the Science and Technology Office Policy, and also raised the role of the Science Advisor to have a range of cabinet.

Lander is the president and founder director of the extensive Institute of the University of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In a speech that Lander introduces, Biden described five priorities for science in the administration of him.

"first, the pandemic and what can we learn about what is possible, or what should be possible, to address the widest range of our public health needs?

" Second, the economy and how can we build better to ensure that prosperity is fully shared throughout the United States and among all Americans?

"Third, how can science help us face the climate crisis with US work and ingenuity?

" Fourth, how can we make sure that the United States leads to the world In the technologies and industries of the future that is critical for our economic prosperity and national security, especially as we compete with China and other nations?

"and fifth, how can we guarantee long-term health and confidence in science and technology in our nation?"

Biden spoke of the respect of him for the science.

"We are at the top of some of the most remarkable progress that will fundamentally change our lifestyle," he said. "We can make more progress in the next 10 years than we did in the last 50 years, but we also face some of the most terrible crises in generations, where science is fundamental to whether we find ourselves with this moment of danger with the promise that We know. What is within reach. "

In addition, Biden announced that Francis Collins will continue on his role as director of the National Institutes of Health. He also called Alondra Nelson as Deputy Director of Science and Society of OSTP. She is a professor at the Advanced Study Institute in Princeton, NJ and president of the Social Sciences Research Council.

And Biden appointed Frances Arnold and Maria Zuber as the external co-chairs of the Council of the President of Advisers on Science and Technology. Arnold is Director of the Bioengineering Center of Rosen at the California Institute of Technology. Zuber oversees the Lincoln Laboratory at MIT and leads the Institution's climate action plan.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science praised the biden selections to several key positions of science in the administration on Friday, particularly the decision of it to create a position in the cabinet of it.

"Raise this role to membership in the Cabinet of the President clearly indicates the intention of the administration to involve scientific experience in each political discussion," AAA said in a statement.

The creation of the position of the cabinet also drawn praise from the Association of Public Universities and Land Granting. President Peter McPherson said in a statement, "when selecting these talented individuals, the elected president Biden recognizes that science is interwoven in all aspects of federal and critical policy to feed economic growth and job creation."

"It will always be at the forefront of my administration, and these world-renowned scientists will ensure that everything we do is based on science, facts and truth," Biden said in a statement. "Your reliable orientation will be essential, since we meet to put an end to this pandemic, bring our economy and continue new advances to improve the quality of life of all Americans."

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