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Media Advisory 11-004
National Science Foundation Budget Request Briefing on Feb. 14, 2011

Cover of the NSF FY 2012 Budget Request to Congress.

Rollout event will include a 3 p.m. briefing by NSF Director Dr. Subra Suresh.
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February 10, 2011

National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh will present the president's fiscal year 2012 budget request for NSF on Feb. 14 at NSF's headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va.

The 3 p.m. rollout event will consist of a briefing by Suresh that provides details about the amount of funding the administration is requesting from Congress for NSF in fiscal year 2012. The briefing will be followed by a question and answer session.

Suresh and other senior NSF leaders will be available to members of the news media for interviews. News media please respond to budget_rollout@nsf.gov or Bobbie Mixon, bmixon@nsf.gov or (703) 292-8485, to receive a visitor's pass and attend the rollout event.

What:National Science Foundation FY 2012 Budget Request
Who:NSF Director Subra Suresh
When:Feb. 14, 2012, 3 p.m.
Where:National Science Foundation:
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 1235
Arlington, VA 22230
Metro:Orange Line, Ballston


Media Contacts
Bobbie Mixon, NSF, (703) 292-8070, bmixon@nsf.gov

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