The White House | April 27, 2009
President Obama announced the members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) at the National Academy of Sciences, according to a White House press release available here. The council advises the President and Vice-President in areas of science, technology, and innovation.
Rosina Bierbaum, an expert in climate-change science and ecology and former OTA employee, was appointed to the council. She is currently Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. At OTA, she directed a 1991 study Changing by Degrees: Steps To Reduce Greenhouse Gases, a study on climate change with reports to Congress in 1993: Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Vol. I and Preparing for an Uncertain Climate—Vol. II, and other studies.