Mason Nanotechnology Forum Holds Spring Colloquium

Posted: April 16, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The newly formed Nanotechnology Forum will hold its Spring Colloquium on Monday, April 19, from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in Science and Tech I, Room 206. The program will feature Celia Merzbacher, Office of the President, National Science and Technology Council, Washington, D.C., speaking on “The National Nanotechnology Initiative: A Policy Perspective.”

Nanotechnology research and development is a top priority of the current administration. Scientific and technological breakthroughs in the ability to measure, manipulate, and understand matter on the atomic and molecular scale are enabling the development of novel materials, structures, systems, and devices. The National Nanotechnology Initiative is a coordinated multiagency federal research program that supports not only fundamental and applied research but also development of necessary tools and infrastructure, education and workforce development, and the study of societal issues. Realizing the full potential of the discoveries being made in this field requires multidisciplinary efforts among researchers, as well as truly interdisciplinary work by those who can bridge the “languages” and cultures of biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, see the forum’s web site.

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