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NSF PA/M 03-06 - January 29, 2003

Webcast of NSF Director Rita Colwell's Chafee Memorial Lecture

National Science Foundation Director Dr. Rita Colwell's presentation of the third John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture on Science and the Environment will be webcast live from the 3rd National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment on Thursday, January 30th, at 5:30 p.m.

Colwell's talk is titled "Obstinate Issues, Sophisticated Solutions: Environmental Science and Education for a New Age." She will speak of a new age of scientific exploration, one that will give us a deeper understanding of our planet and allow us to improve the quality of people's lives worldwide. In the past two decades, knowledge has exploded, and the pace of science and technology has accelerated with it. Science and technology can help us find a way through and beyond our current circumstances, Colwell believes. She will speak about emerging frontiers in research that are important to our environmental future, and how we can realize the promise they hold: make a fresh and vigorous commitment to environmental education.



Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation


Chafee Memorial Lecture: "Obstinate Issues, Sophisticated Solutions: Environmental Science and Education for a New Age"


Thursday, January 30, 2003
5:30 p.m.


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

View the archived webcast of the lecture at:

For more information contact:

Media contact:

 Cheryl Dybas, NSF

 (703) 292-7734



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