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Media Advisory


NSF PA/M 03-52 - December 12, 2003

NSF Conference Explores the Latest Advances in Nanotechnology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites interested media to the 2003 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference, which will highlight the most recent advances in nanotechnology from the Foundation's interdisciplinary teams, centers and networks.

The conference will run from Tuesday, Dec. 16, through Thursday, Dec. 18, and will be held in room 375 of the main NSF building, which is located at 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. The complete agenda is available at the conference website: Visitors to the site will also find a series of one-page "Nanotechnology Highlights" that are intended for a non-technical audience. Other NSF research and education activities in this field can be found on the website

The organizers of the event are:

Mark Tuominen, University of Massachusetts,
Mike Roco, National Science Foundation,
Elizabeth Podlaha, Louisiana State University and A&M College,
James Yardley, Columbia University,

For more information, or to arrange for a visitor's pass, contact: M. Mitchell Waldrop, (703) 292-7752 [office], (202) 744-1792 [cell]

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