Media Advisory 10-024
Nano: Past, Present and Future
Media briefing highlights new report: Nanotechnology Long-term Impacts and Research Directions: 2000-2020
September 23, 2010
Watch a video of Mihail Roco discussing achievements in nano.
At the behest of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the World Technology Evaluation Center, Inc. (WTEC) conducted an international study involving 200 leading experts from 35 countries that synthesized progress in nanotechnology over the last decade as well as future directions for nanotech.
The study's findings--highlighted in a new report, Nanotechnology Long-term Impacts and Research Directions: 2000-2020--will be released during a webcast workshop on Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
In conjunction with the workshop, three leaders in nano research will hold a media briefing summarizing the critical findings from the report, focusing on the progress of global nano research from the inception of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative through the present, and projecting outcomes for the next decade. Media are invited to attend the briefing at NSF headquarters from 12:00-12:30 p.m.
|What:||Press briefing highlighting Nanotechnology Long-term Impacts and Research Directions: 2000-2020|
|Who:||Mihail Roco of the National Science Foundation, Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University, and Mark Hersam of Northwestern University|
|When:||September 30, 2010|
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
|Where:||National Science Foundation|
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230
|RSVP: ||Media wishing to attend must RSVP to Josh Chamot, media officer for engineering, at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
For Directions, see http://www.nsf.gov/about/visit/.
Joshua A. Chamot, NSF (703) 292-7730 email@example.com
Mihail C. Roco, NSF (703) 292-8301 firstname.lastname@example.org
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