NSF PA/M 04-02 - February 4, 2004
NSF Speakers Tackle Biocomplexity and Science Workforce at AAAS
Biocomplexity in the environment, cyberinfrastructure for
environmental research, the scientific workforce at home and
abroad and other topics will be featured in presentations by
National Science Foundation (NSF) speakers and in symposia
organized by NSF staff at the annual meeting of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle,
Feb. 12-16, 2004.
NSF will also be hosting booth #200 in the meeting's exposition
hall. The booth will feature videos, a touch-sensitive display and
presentations about NSF's funding opportunities. NSF program
officers will be at the booth to meet with scientists and
engineers interested in learning more about NSF opportunities.
The AAAS annual meeting is being held at the Washington State
Convention and Trade Center and the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and
Towers. To locate the room for a specific session, please refer
to the meeting program.
Oceans in Our Solar System. Speaker: Rita Colwell, NSF director.
(Saturday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
From Outside to Inside: Environmental Microorganisms as Human
Pathogens. Speaker: Rita Colwell, NSF director. (Saturday, Feb.
14, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Frontiers in Biocomplexity Science. Co-organizer: Thomas
Baerwald, NSF program director for Geography and Regional
Sciences. Speakers are grantees from NSF's Biocomplexity in the
Environment priority area. (Saturday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Complex Environmental Systems, Chemistry and High Latitudes.
Speaker: Thomas Baerwald. (Monday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
Cyberinfrastructure: Revolutionizing Environmental Science in the
21st Century. Co-organizers: Margaret Leinen, NSF assistant
director for Geosciences, and Peter Freeman, NSF assistant
director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.
(Part 1: Friday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Part 2: Friday, Feb.
13, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Forum for School Science. Keynote: Rita Colwell, NSF director.
(Sunday, Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.)
Forum for School Science: Science Professionals in the Service of
K-12 Education. Speaker: Terry Woodin, NSF program director for
Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education. Participants
represent universities with NSF funded graduate teaching fellows
programs. (Sunday, Feb. 15, 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Systemic Transformations in the Role of Women in Science and
Engineering. Speaker: Alice Hogan, program director for NSF's
ADVANCE program. Speakers represent the nine initial campuses to
receive ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Awards. (Friday,
Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Leading the Changing University Research Environment.
Speaker: Robert Barnhill, Dean in Residence with the NSF Division
of Graduate Education. (Friday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Challenges in International Science: Effective, Innovative
Collaborations with Developing Countries. Speaker: Kerri-Ann
Jones, director of NSF's Office of International Science and
Engineering. Co-organizer: Elizabeth Lyons, acting regional
coordinator for NSF's Africa, Near East and South Asia Program.
(Friday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
The Market for Ph.D. Scientists. Speaker: Wanda Ward, NSF deputy
assistant director for Social and Behavioral Sciences. (Monday,
Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.)
Issues of Trust and Security in Biological Databases. Speaker:
Maria Zemankova, NSF program officer for Information and Data
Management. (Saturday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
The New Cosmology. Co-organizer and discussant: Michael Turner,
NSF assistant director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
(Sunday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Scientific Integrity in Policy Contexts. Co-organizer: Rachelle
Hollander, NSF program director for Societal Dimensions of
Engineering, Science and Technology. (Monday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. -
For more information about NSF speakers or NSF grantees
presenting at the meeting, contact:
David Hart, 703-292-7737,
For more details on the AAAS meeting, see
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