Science leaders to open Global Science & Technology week with webcastApril 26, 2002
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other agencies will celebrate Global Science & Technology Week (GSTW) April 28-May 4. The theme is "Science and Technology Serving Our Global Community."
NSF has organized a two-hour webcast, "Meet a Scientist or Engineer," April 29. Available to the media, it will feature the nation's top scientists at several sites taking questions from middle school students. David Heil, formerly the host of Newton's Apple, will moderate. OSTP Director John Marburger and NSF Director Rita Colwell will co-host.
Media may attend the session in person at the Alliance Center for Collaboration Education Science and Software (ACCESS), adjacent to the NSF headquarters in Arlington, VA or on-line at: http://nsf.gov/od/lpa/events/gstw2002/start.htm
Scientists and students will gather at four sites:
- At Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues in Atlanta, participants will work interactively with devices for replacing and improving body parts.
- At Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, a research meteorologist will demonstrate how scientists find new scientific truths.
- At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, a display model on the impact of wildfire on local winds will describe how fire dynamics affect atmospheric stability.
- At the San Diego Supercomputer Center in California, scientists and engineers will demonstrate ways to look at data using molecules, human body parts and the surface of Mars.
In addition to the April 29 event, NSF and Syracuse University's Information Institute of Syracuse will host a week-long Website for "Ask a Scientist or Engineer," inviting students, parents, teachers and others to ask questions of the experts via e-mail. The address for the site is http://askvrd.org/askNSF.
Who: John Marburger, President's science advisor and director of OSTP, Executive Office of the President Rita Colwell, NSF director David Heil, formerly the host of Newton's Apple
What: Global Science & Technology Week kick-off event, "Meet a Scientist or Engineer"
When: Monday, April 29 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: ACCESS Center, 900 Stuart St., Arlington, VA
Reporters wishing to attend are asked to pre-register.
For more information, registration or directions contact: William Harms or Bill Noxon 703-292-8070; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other GSTW events include:
- The Tech Museum of Innovation Awards; "Technology Benefiting Humanity" presented by Applied Materials, Inc. invites students to nominate a scientist or engineer who has created technology to improve the way we live and serve our global community. Contact: Angela Weiden 408-795-6338.
- Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard and former Energy
- Secretary James D. Watkins meet with students, teachers and parents in Room 2318 Rayburn House Office Building on Tuesday, April 30, 2002, from 11 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to participate via webcast at http://www.jasonproject.org. Contact: Janet Hall Werner 202-548-7600.
- The National Science Board will release its biennial report to the President, "Science and Engineering Indicators 2002," at the National Press Club, Holeman Lounge On Tuesday, April 30, at 1 p.m. Contact: William Harms or Bill Noxon, 703-292-8070, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The American Chemical Society in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the House Science Committee will host a luncheon to recognize the importance of education in building the nation's workforce. Honorees will be students from Shelley High School in Idaho and their teacher who used high tech equipment to create a map of critical state resources on Wednesday, May 1. Contact: Sophia Hughes 202-872-8725.
- "Space Day 2002...Adventure to Mars!" will begin with opening ceremonies at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Open to Public (space is limited - standing room only) on Thursday, May 2 from 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Participate in the live, interactive Cyber Space Day Webcast at http://www.spaceday.com. Contact: Brian Ewenson, 202-833-8121.-end-
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