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Media Advisory 07-002

National Science Foundation Presents FY 2008 Budget Proposal on February 5

Event includes hands-on exhibitions from NSF research areas

A special open house will accompany the NSF FY 2008 budget proposal presentation on Feb. 5.


A special open house will accompany the NSF FY 2008 budget proposal presentation on Feb. 5.
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January 30, 2007

News media are invited to attend the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fiscal year 2008 budget proposal presentation by Director Arden L. Bement, Jr., on Mon., Feb. 5, 2007.

NSF assistant directors and research office staff will be available in designated locations to discuss program details following the director's presentation.

Director Bement will be available to members of the news media after the presentation.   

In addition, NSF will host research exhibits from each research area from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 5. 

What: NSF FY 2008 Budget Request
When: Feb. 5, 2008, 2 p.m.
Where: National Science Foundation headquarters
4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235
Arlington, VA 22230

SPECIAL EVENT

What: Open House and Exhibition

Curious about science and technology? Then recharge your imagination at the NSF 2008 Budget Open House and Exhibition. Fifteen NSF principal investigators from across the country will showcase research sponsored by NSF directorates and programs. See robots used in disaster areas, learn about earthquake ground-motion sensors, witness superconductivity and magnetic levitation, see technological advances in particle detection in applications for homeland security, or don 3-D glasses and see high-definition stereo visualizations and much more.

When: Feb.5, 2007, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: National Science Foundation headquarters
4201 Wilson Blvd., Rooms 110 and 120
Arlington, VA 22230

For more information on the exhibits, see http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsmedia/budget_exhibits/index.jsp.

Visitors to the sessions should register at the security desk, 9th & Stuart Streets entrance. Directions are posted at http://www.nsf.gov/home/visit/visitjump.htm.

-NSF-

Media Contacts
Leslie Fink, National Science Foundation, (703) 292-5395, lfink@nsf.gov

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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