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Media Advisory 04-12

National Science Board to Meet (Mar. 24-25)

March 22, 2004

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 Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.


Media are invited to attend open sessions of the National Science Board (NSB) meeting March 24-25, 2004, at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) headquarters, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. This is one of the NSB's regular meetings related to the activities of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and national science and engineering policy issues of interest.

Highlights of the March meeting will include a discussion by the Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP) on long-lived data collections. CPP discussions and conclusions will be reviewed at the NSB meeting on March 24, beginning at 2:45 p.m. in Room 1235. The CPP will also discuss at this session a report by the National Academies on NSF’s priority-setting for large, research-facility funding.

Other public sessions and various NSB committees and task forces are scheduled for rooms 1235 and 1295 at NSF headquarters. Visitors to the sessions should check in at security desk, 9th & Stuart Streets entrance. For directions, see:

Reporters are invited to attend all open sessions, subject to provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act. The meeting agenda is available at:


Media Contacts
William C. Noxon, NSF, (703) 292-8070, email:

Program Contacts
Jean Pomeroy, NSF, (703) 292-7000, email:

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