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Media Advisory 10-018

Road to the New Energy Economy: the Role of Natural Gas

Media are invited to lunchtime Hill event on July 14th

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The event is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and DISCOVER magazine.

July 8, 2010

View a video of the July 14, 2010, Hill event on "Road to the New Energy Economy: Natural Gas."

This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.

DISCOVER magazine and the National Science Foundation cordially invite you to attend a lunchtime panel discussion on July 14th to discuss the role of natural gas in the energy economy.

The event, "Road to the New Energy Economy," will be moderated by Robert T. Simmons, president of ASME (founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers). The program will feature guest speakers Amadeu K. Sum, assistant professor in the chemical engineering department at the Colorado School of Mines and co-director of the university's Center for Hydrate Research, and Alan H. Epstein, vice president for technology and environment at Pratt & Whitney. Opening remarks will be provided by the Honorable Paul Tonko, Member, Committee on Science & Technology, U.S. House of Representatives.

Please join us in the Rayburn House Office Building , Room 2325, from 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m., July 14, 2010.

Lunch will be provided.



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Joshua A. Chamot, NSF, (703) 292-7730, email:

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