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June 09, 2008

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June 25 Capitol Hill Exhibition

Media invited to attend exhibition and reception featuring innovative research projects

WASHINGTON, DC — Fascinating scientific advances across the spectrum of science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines will be featured and explained through engaging table-top exhibits at the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) 14th Annual Exhibition & Reception. The exhibition/reception will be held 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Wednesday, June 25, in Rooms B338-340 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

Highlighting 37 innovative research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the CNSF Exhibition & Reception is a much-anticipated event that annually draws more than 350 attendees including members of Congress and their staff, congressional committee staff, the leadership of NSF and representatives from the White House and other policymaking and research agencies.

Research poster presentations will highlight a wide range of exciting science, including topics such as:

- Climate change and its effects

- Race, residence and crime

- Police, race and the decision to shoot

- Natural disaster aftermath

- Computer games for serious applications

- Nanomaterials, nanoparticles and nanotubes

- Developments in artificial muscles 

- Interdisciplinary developments: mathematics and cardiology; algebra, science and literacy 

- Technology and new media applications in education

A complete roster of exhibits is listed below. The media are invited to the exhibition/reception. Contact Anita Benjamin at 202-588-1100, for complimentary registration.

About the Coalition for National Science Funding
The Coalition for National Science Funding is an alliance of more than 115 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, technology, engineering and mathematics research enterprise as well as the related kindergarten through graduate educational base. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological and economic opportunities facing the United States. For more information on CNSF, visit

2008 Featured Exhibits
Listed below are all 37 of this year's exhibits, appearing in alphabetical order by sponsoring organization name, followed by exhibit title, presenter and presenter's affiliation (when different from sponsoring organization):

American Astronomical Association, Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, Dave Dooling, National Solar Observatory

American Educational Research Association, Using Tablet PCs ad Smartphone Technology to Support STEM Learning, Lisa B. Elliot and Pamela Francis, National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology

American Geological Institute/American Geophysical Union/Geological Society of America, Singing Icebergs and Climate Change, Rick Aster, New Mexico Tech

American Geological Institute/American Geophysical Union/Geological Society of America, Water in the Grand Canyon, Laura Crossey and Mark Schmeeckle, University of New Mexico and Arizona State University

American Geological Institute/American Geophysical Union/Geological Society of America, Uplift and Arsenic at Yellowstone, Bob Smith and William Inskeep, University of Utah and Montana State University

American Institute of Biological Sciences and Natural Science Collections Alliance, An Integrated Approach for Understanding Global Catfish Diversity, Mark Sabaj Pérez and John Sullivan, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

American Institute of Physics, Visualizing Science: Resources for the Public and Students through TV and Online Communities, Allyson Woods and Liz Dart Caron

American Mathematical Society, Mathematics and Cardiology: Partners for the Future, Suncica Canic, University of Houston

American Physical Society, Physics Teacher Education Coalition, Monica Plisch and Ted Hodapp

American Psychological Association, Psychological Science and Environmental Decision-Making, David Krantz, Columbia University

American Society of Agronomy/Crop Science Society of America/Soil Science Society of America, Soil Carbon in a Warmer, Fertilized World, Serita Frey, University of New Hampshire

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Synthesis of Nanomaterials, Stephen Tse, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

American Society of Plant Biologists, Sequencing the Maize Genome, Sandra W. Clifton, Washington University, St. Louis

American Sociological Association, Race, Residence & Crime: A Structure of Inequality, Ruth Peterson and Lauren Krivo, The Ohio State University

Association of Science-Technology Centers, NSF Projects in Science Centers and Museums, Margaret Glass, Brendan Cartwright and Sean Smith

Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation, HPC: Supercharging Innovation, Craig Stewart, Indiana University

Computing Research Association, Cognition and Computing: Exploring the Sciences of Computer Games for Serious Applications, R. Michael Young, North Carolina State University

Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Ocean Drilling and Observing, Cathy O'Riordan

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science Inc. (CUAHSI), Integrated Water Data for the Nation, Richard Hooper

DOSECC (Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earth's Continental Crust), Climate Change Through Lake Drilling, Dennis Nielson

Ecological Society of America, How African Savannas Work, Robert M. Pringle, Stanford University

Federation of Behavioral, Psychological & Cognitive Sciences, Police Officers, Training and Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot, Joshua Correll, University of Chicago

IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) Consortium, Cornerstone Facilities for Seismology and Earth Sciences, Raymond Willemann, Lindsay Wood and David Simpson

Michigan State University, Modeling, Sensing and Control Using Artificial Muscles, Xiaobo Tan

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Understanding & Forecasting Ecological Change, Dan Johnson

Northwestern University, Using Nanoparticles for Designer Polymers and Smart Metals, L. Catherine Brinson

The Ohio State University, Improving Models of Human and Computer Speech Recognition, Eric Fosler-Lussier and Ilana Heintz

Population Association of America, Aceh in the Aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami, Duncan Thomas, Duke University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Arctic in Transition: Diagnosis and Prognosis, Jennifer Francis

University of California, World's Smallest Radio, Single Nanotube: Applications from a Living Cell to a Vast Array Embedded in an Airplane Wing, Gavi Begtrup, University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Deep Sea Corals as Archives of Climate and Ocean Change, Tessa M. Hill, University of California, Davis

University of California, ALIAS—Accelerating Literacy Integrating Algebra and Science, Richard Cardullo, University of California, Riverside

University of California, Cosmology from the Antarctic: Going to the Ends of the Earth to Study the Beginning of the Universe, Brian Keating, University of California, San Diego

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), The Sky's Not the Limit: Revolutionary Satellites Transforming Weather and Climate Research and Forecasting, Ingrid Moore, COSMIC Program

University of Michigan, Wireless Integrated Microsystems, Joe Giachino

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Open Science Grid: NSF and DOE Providing a Shared National Computing Infrastructure for Science, Miron Livny and Todd Tannenbaum, Ruth Pordes, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Deep Submergence Facility, Andy Bowen


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