National Science Board to Meet (May 3-4)
Media are invited to attend open sessions of the National Science Board (NSB) meeting May 3-4, 2004, at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) headquarters, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. This is one of the NSB's regular meetings related to the activities of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and national science and engineering policy issues of interest.
Highlights of the meeting will include a media availability at noon on May 4 in room 1295 at NSF headquarters, to announce the release of Science and Engineering Indicators 2004, the biennial report to the president on the state of science and engineering. The NSB will elect a new chair and vice chair, to be announced at the plenary session on May 4.
Other public sessions, NSB committees and task forces are scheduled for rooms 1235 and 1295. Visitors to the sessions should check in at the security desk, 9th & Stuart Streets entrance. For directions, see: http://www.nsf.gov/home/visit/visitjump.htm
Reporters are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. The meeting agenda is available at: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/meetings/2004/0426/index.htm
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