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Prestigious Panel To Address Federal Funding Of R&D

March 23, 1998

White House Science Advisor-Designate, Congressman Vernon Ehlers To Address Federal Funding of Research and Development

A prestigious panel will discuss the future of federal funding for research and development, implications for chemistry research and the nation's status as a world technological leader on March 29 at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, world's largest scientific society.

The panelists from government, academia and industry will look at factors driving the Congressional budgeting and spending process, current efforts within the Congress to double federal funding for research over the next decade, and insiders' perspectives on a pending Congressional study of ways to develop science and technology policy for the future.

What: Keynote Address and Panel discussion on the Future of Federal Support for R&D

When: Sunday, March 29, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Where: Dallas Convention Center, Room D267, Level 2


Dr. Neal Lane - Nominee, Science Advisor to the President and Director, National Science Foundation

Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers - Keynote speaker andVice Chairman, Science Committee, U. S. House of Representatives

Dr. F. Albert Cotton - Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

Dr. Pat Confalone - Senior Vice President, Chemical Process R&D, DuPont Merck

Dr. Jacqueline K. Barton - Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

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