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Science returns to the Capitol Hill spotlight at March 24 exhibition
Date:3/16/2009

WASHINGTON, DC Fascinating scientific advances across the spectrum of science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines will be featured and explained through engaging table-top exhibits at the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) 15th Annual Exhibition & Reception. The exhibition/reception will be held 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, March 24, in Rooms B338-340 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

Highlighting 34 innovative research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the CNSF Exhibition & Reception is a much-anticipated event that annually draws more than 350 attendees including members of Congress and their staff, congressional committee staff, the leadership of NSF and representatives from the White House and other policymaking and research agencies.

Research poster presentations will highlight a wide range of exciting science, including topics such as:

  • Environment: climate change, reproductive hormones in the environment, environmental implications for nanotechnology, water quality
  • Agriculture: pathogen outbreaks in agricultural systems, improving drought tolerance in plants
  • Science Policy: the science of science and innovation policy
  • Education: the brain and education, parent-teacher collaboration, technology skills for educators, the city as a learning lab
  • Finance: the psychology of financial risk-taking
  • Energy & Materials: solar energy, bendable concrete

A complete roster of exhibits is listed below. The media are invited to the exhibition/reception. Contact Anita Benjamin at 202-588-1100, alb@ams.org for complimentary registration.

About the Coalition for National Science Funding

The Coalition for National Science Funding is an alliance of more than 120 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science,
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Contact: Anita Benjamin
alb@ams.org
202-588-1100
American Sociological Association
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