Media Advisory 12-003
National Science Foundation Presents FY 2013 Budget Request
NSF to webcast budget briefing
February 9, 2012
National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Subra Suresh will present the president's fiscal year 2013 NSF budget request to Congress at 3:30 p.m. EST on February 13 at NSF's headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va.
The presentation will consist of a briefing that provides details about the funding request and the Administration's initiatives. For the first time, NSF will webcast the briefing. Immediately following the presentation, Suresh will be available for media interviews with credentialed media who participate in person and via conference call.
After Suresh's presentation, NSF assistant directors and office heads will provide separate programmatic briefings in various breakout rooms at NSF.
|What:||National Science Foundation FY 2013 Budget Request|
|Who:||NSF Director Subra Suresh|
|When:||Feb. 13, 2012, 3:30 p.m.|
|Where:||National Science Foundation|
4201 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1235
Arlington, VA 22230
|Metro:||Orange Line, Ballston|
|Webcast:||To view the budget briefing, log onto the Science360 website, which will be live on the day of the event. No username or password will be needed.|
Credentialed media must contact Bobbie Mixon at email@example.com or (703) 292-8485, to make arrangements to attend in person or to get the teleconference log-in and password information.
Bobbie Mixon, NSF (703) 292-8485 firstname.lastname@example.org
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