Press Release

Nanotechnology Symposium to Showcase Vast Potential of Small Wonders

By SpaceRef Editor
March 5, 2002
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Library:
SCI


Keywords:
NANOTECHNOLOGY SCIENCE ENGINEERING NANOSCIENCE



Description:
The National Science Foundation will host a symposium and exhibition of nanoscale science and engineering on Tuesday, March 19 in Washington, D.C. The event will highlight academic and industry research, education initiatives, new and future products, and implications for society.

March 4, 2002



NSF MEDIA ADVISORY

PA/M 02-14



NANOTECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM TO SHOWCASE VAST POTENTIAL OF “SMALL WONDERS”

NSF to record progress, explore future directions in world of ultra-small



The National Science Foundation (NSF) will host a symposium and exhibition of nanoscale science and engineering on Tuesday, March 19 in Washington, D.C. The event will highlight academic and industry research, education initiatives, new and future products, and implications for society. NSF Director Rita Colwell will review NSF investments in this expanding field of research. NSF plans to webcast portions of the event. (More details to follow).



The ability to assemble materials and devices at the level of atoms and molecules–the nanoscale–is expected to profoundly change the way we live. Speakers and exhibitors will dee=”trate accomplishments in materials, medicine, electronics and other fields. ****************************************************************

Who: Rita Colwell – NSF Director



Richard Smalley – Nobel laureate, Rice University



Horst Stormer – 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



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For agenda and exhibitors, see:

http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/nano/agenda.htm



For more information contact:

Amber Jones or Bill Noxon, (703) 292-8070, aljones@nsf.gov or

wnoxon@nsf.gov



Associated events (advance registration required):

D.C. Science Writers Association

– Nanotechnology panel

– Monday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.

– Register at: www.dcswa.org



American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute for Chemical Engineers and Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

– Reception and exhibition

– Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 p.m.

– Register to: Patti Jo Snyder, snyderp@asme.org, 202-785-3756

SpaceRef staff editor.