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Global Science and Technology Week 2002

NSF kicked off Global Science and Technology Week with a live webcast, "Meet a Scientist or Engineer," on Monday, April 29, 2002. Webcast participants included scientists and engineers from the Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.   More Information >>

April 28-May 4

Global Science and Technology Week (GSTW) celebrates the expanding opportunity for the world's best scientific minds to transcend national boundaries and collaborate on new discoveries and shared global problems.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State are working with private and public organizations to develop outreach activities for GSTW. The week is April 28-May 4, 2002 and highlights the international nature of science education in today's era of globalization.

Read the message from President Bush concerning Global Science and Technology Week.

Download the Global Science and Technology Week poster.

Additional information about Global Science and Technology Week, including special events scheduled, can be found on the OSTP Website.

• Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)

•  National Science Foundation (NSF)

•  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

•  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

•  U.S. Department of Agriculture

•  U.S. Department of Education (DOED)

•  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

•  University of Wisconsin-Madison, BioTrek: The Science Outreach Program

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• Is it possible to create a time machine?
• How do airplanes work?
• Why are there wrinkles in the brain?
• How many types of atoms are there?

These are just a few of the questions that children, parents, teachers, and others asked of leading scientists and engineers during Global Science & Technology Week 2002 and, in prior years, during National Science and Technology Week.

We've archived the questions and answers, and now you can browse or search them for information. Visit our "... Asked a Scientist or Engineer" website at (

Research and Education
GSTW Research & Education gives you an opportunity to join in activities with your classmates, teachers, friends and family. More Information >>

Links of Interest
• Office of Science and Technology Policy

• National Science Foundation

• National Aeronautics and Space Administration

• National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

• U.S. Department of Agriculture

• U.S. Department of Education

• U.S. Department of Energy

• University of Wisconsin-Madison,
   Biotrek: The Science Outreach Program

• National Science Teachers Association

• The JASON Foundation for Education

• American Chemical Society

• U.S. Department of Commerce: GetTech

• The GLOBE Program

• Spaceday 2002 Adventure to Mars

• The National Science Center

• Natural Heritage Center


• Science Service

• The Tech Museum of Innovation

• Association of Children's Museums

• National Museum of American History:
   Hands On Science Center

• The National Peace Corps
   Association: Global TeachNet

• The American Forum for Global Education

• iEARN International Education and Resource Network

• Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology Week

• Optical Society of America

• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (Education)

• National Medal of Technology

• Alliance Center for Collaboration, Education, Science and Software (ACCESS)

• Institute for Defense Analyses

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