NSF to Webcast Nanotech Symposium March 19th

Live, streamed video of portions of the event will be accessible via the Internet.

Published: 15-Mar-2002

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will host leading researchers March 19 at "Small Wonders," a symposium and exhibition of nanoscale science and engineering. NSF Director Rita Colwell will review the increasing role of NSF investments.

Live, streamed video of portions of the event will be accessible via the Internet. Key features will include: speakers from 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; issues and implications panel from 3:45-5:30 p.m. Please see: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/priority/nano/nano_live.htm.

Among the advancements to be demonstrated: NanoManĂ”, a giant instrument for very-small-scale atomic manipulation and lithography; hands-on education kits that feature magnets and LEDs; interactive experiments; and progress in research ranging from nano-electronics to new materials to biosensors.

Who:  Rita Colwell - NSF director
Joseph Bordogna - NSF deputy director
Richard Smalley - Nobel laureate, Rice University
Horst Störmer - Nobel laureate, Columbia University
Other leading researchers (see agenda at URL below)

What:  Symposium and Exhibit: "Small Wonders: Exploring the Vast Potential of Nanoscience"

When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2002, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EST

Where:  Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Amphitheater
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC
(Federal Center metro)

Agenda and images will be available on Mon. Mar. 18 at: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/priority/nano/start.htm

For more information contact: Amber Jones or Bill Noxon (703) 292-8070/aljones@nsf.gov or wnoxon@nsf.gov

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