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A live webcast was held 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.

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NSF kicked off Global Science & Technology Week with a live webcast, "Meet a Scientist or Engineer," on April 29. David Heil, formerly the host of Newton's Apple, was the moderator, and joining him as co-hosts were John Marburger, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Science Advisor to the President, NSF Director Rita Colwell, and Susan Sclafani, Counselor to the Secretary of Education.

Photo of panelists watching participants from remote sites on screen

From left, White House Science Advisor John Marburger, webcast moderator David Heil, and NSF Director Rita Colwell interact with scientists and students at four sites around the country during the webcast.

Photo by Peter West / National Science Foundation

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Webcast events included:

At Georgia Tech/Emory Center for the Engineering of Living Tissues -- researchers presented Prosthetic Pete, an interactive display with interactive devices for replacements and improvements in the body. Also discussed: how engineered tissue replacements are being developed.

At the Argonne National Laboratory -- how scientists find the right answers was the topic. A research meteorologist conducted a demonstration of how researchers find new scientific truths.

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research -- scientists discussed Windows on Wildfire Weather. A model on the impact of wildfire on local winds was displayed with a brief description of the reasons why fire dynamics affect atmospheric stability.

At the San Diego Supercomputer Center -- scientists and engineers were on hand to demonstrate visualization techniques involving examples of molecules, human body parts, and the surface of Mars.

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