NSF conference explores the latest advances in nanotechnology

December 12, 2003

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites interested media to the 2003 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference, which will highlight the most recent advances in nanotechnology from the Foundation's interdisciplinary teams, centers and networks.

The conference will run from Tuesday, Dec. 16, through Thursday, Dec. 18, and will be held in room 375 of the main NSF building, which is located at 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The complete agenda is available at the conference website: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~nano/. Visitors to the site will also find a series of one-page "Nanotechnology Highlights" that are intended for a non-technical audience. Other NSF research and education activities in this field can be found on the website http://www.nsf.gov/nano

The organizers of the event are:
Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts, tuominen@physics.umass.edu
Mike Roco, National Science Foundation, mroco@nsf.gov
Elizabeth Podlaha, Louisiana State University and A&M College, podlaha@che.lsu.edu
James Yardley, Columbia University, jy307@columbia.edu
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For more information, or to arrange for a visitor's pass, contact:
M. Mitchell Waldrop mwaldrop@nsf.gov, 703-292-7752 [office], 202-744-1792 [cell]

For directions to NSF see: http://www.nsf.gov/home/visit/visitjump.htm

NSF is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering, with an annual budget of nearly $5.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 30,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 10,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards over $200 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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Useful NSF Web Sites:
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News Highlights: http://www.nsf.gov/home/news.html
Newsroom: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/media/start.htm
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