Media Advisory 04-12
National Science Board to Meet (Mar. 24-25)
March 22, 2004
Media are invited to attend open sessions of the National Science Board (NSB) meeting March 24-25, 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 March meeting will include a discussion by the Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP) on long-lived data collections. CPP discussions and conclusions will be reviewed at the NSB meeting on March 24, beginning at 2:45 p.m. in Room 1235. The CPP will also discuss at this session a report by the National Academies on NSF’s priority-setting for large, research-facility funding.
Other public sessions and various NSB committees and task forces are scheduled for rooms 1235 and 1295 at NSF headquarters. Visitors to the sessions should check in at 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/2004/0324/
William C. Noxon, NSF, (703) 292-8070, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Pomeroy, NSF, (703) 292-7000, email@example.com
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