The wonders of science on display at June 21 congressional exhibition

06/10/05

WASHINGTON, DC – Scientific advances across a broad spectrum of disciplines will be featured at the 11th Annual Exhibition and Reception sponsored by the Coalition for National Science Funding. The Exhibition will be held on June 21, 2005 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Room B338-340 of the Rayburn House Office Building and will highlight leading research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation at more than 30 exhibits.

Members of Congress, their staff, officials of the National Science Foundation, The White House and the media are invited to attend the exhibition and reception. Last year's event drew more than 350 attendees. Press registrations to attend can be made by contacting Anita Benjamin at 202-588-1100 or at alb@ams.org

The following is a sampling of some of the research projects to be featured at the Exhibition listing the exhibit title and affiliation:

  • "Soft Dinosaur Tissue Yields Amazing Results" - North Carolina State University
  • "Assets and Black-White Inequality" - New York University
  • "Fusion Energy: The Science of Laser-Matter Interactions" – The Ohio State University
  • "Mathematics for Advanced Composites Technology" - Louisiana State University
  • "From Genomics to Ionomics: Discovery of Plant Genes May Enhance Human Mineral Nutrition" – Dartmouth College
  • "Kids as Working Scientists" – University of Michigan
  • "Climate Change from Field to Classroom" – Florida Institute of Technology
  • "The Workshop Mathematics Project" – Dickinson College
  • "Life on the Rocks: From Hot Vents on the Seafloor to Cold Buried Lakes Beneath Antarctica" - Columbia University and University of Washington
  • "Catching Spies and Tackling Autism: Psychological Science and fMRI" – Georgetown University Medical Center
  • "Pioneering Research in Chemical & Biological Sensors" -- Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of over 100 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological, and economic opportunities facing the United States.

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