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Media Advisory


NSF PA/M 03-09 - February 6, 2003

Open House Introduces NSF Engineering Experts
An informal event to foster ongoing communications with the media and to make engineering research accessible

A panel of experts, the directors of the six NSF engineering divisions, will introduce themselves and provide an overview of key activities and emerging trends. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet these NSF staff members who will serve as an ongoing resource.

Division directors will be points of contact for key topics in engineering research and education, ranging from nanotechnology to homeland security, from the environment to information technology.

Acting Assistant Director for Engineering Esin Gulari and the division directors will each provide a brief presentation in an open format with time for discussion and questions.



Esin Gulari, Acting Assistant Director for Engineering
Bruce Hamilton, Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Systems
Thomas Chapman, Division of Chemical and Transport Systems
Galip Ulsoy, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems
Warren DeVries, Division of Design, Manufacture, and Industrial Innovation
Vasundara Varadan, Division of Electrical and Communications Systems
Bruce Kramer, Division of Engineering Education and Centers


Open House -- Informal, brief presentations and casual discussion.
Light refreshments will be served.


Wednesday, February 12, 2003


National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 580 Arlington, Va. (Ballston Metro stop)

Please register with Josh Chamot, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, at:, (703) 292-8070



National Science Foundation
Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA
Tel: 703-292-8070
FIRS: 800-877-8339 | TDD: 703-292-5090

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