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Media Advisory 06-024

National Science Board to Meet Sept. 27-28, 2006

September 25, 2006

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 Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.

The National Science Board (NSB) will hold its 394th meeting Sept. 27-28, 2006, at the National Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.This is one of NSB's regular meetings related to general national science and engineering policy issues of interest and specific NSF activities.

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

Highlights of open sessions include:

Weds., Sept. 27
  • Finalizing the draft Hurricane Science and Engineering Report for release for public comment (Task Force on Hurricane Science and Engineering, 10:15-11:00 a.m., room 1235)
  • Science of Science Policy, David Lightfoot, assistant director, Directorate for Social, Economic and Behavioral Sciences (Subcommittee on Science & Engineering Indicators, 3:15 - 5:15 p.m., room 1235)

Thurs., Sept. 28

  • Dept. of Defense Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Program, William S. Rees, Jr., Deputy Under Secretary (Committee on Education and Human Resources, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., room 1235)
  • John Marburger, Science Advisor to the President swears in new board members (open Plenary Session, 1:25-3:00 p.m., room 1235)

Visitors to the sessions should register at the security desk, 9th & Stuart Streets entrance.Directions are posted at


Media Contacts
Leslie Fink, National Science Foundation, (703) 292-5395, email:

Program Contacts
Jean Pomeroy, National Science Board, (703) 292-7000, email:

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