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June 26, 2007

Science and Technology Frontiers to Come Alive at June 26, 2007, Capitol Hill Exhibition

WASHINGTON, DC – Fascinating scientific advances across the spectrum of science, engineering, and technology disciplines will be featured and explained through table-top exhibits at the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) 13th Annual Exhibition & Reception. The exhibition and reception will be held 5:30 to7:30 PM on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in Rooms B338-340 of the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

The exhibition will highlight 34 innovative research and education projects that are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CNSF Exhibition & Reception is a much-anticipated popular event, annually drawing over 350 attendees including several Members of Congress and their staff, congressional committee staff, the leadership of the NSF, the White House, and other policymaking and research agencies. The media are invited to the exhibition and reception. You can register to attend by contacting Anita Benjamin at 202-588-1100, Registration is complimentary. The poster presentations will highlight a wide range of exciting research investigations including:

  • The effects of global change on ocean biology
  • Visualizing U.S. social change
  • Physical and biological computing
  • Promoting environmental science and education in the diverse Southwest
  • Curing cancer with mathematics
  • Immigration, race, and wealth gaps
  • Understanding climate change, earthquake hazards, and meteorite impacts
  • The computational models for cardiovascular disease assessment and surgery design
  • Recognizing emotion across cultures
  • The structure and biosynthesis of plant cell walls
  • Nanoelectronic and nanophotonic materials and devises
  • Climate research
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, mathematics, and engineering 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

Listed below are all 34 of this year’s exhibits, appearing in alphabetical order by sponsoring organization name, followed by exhibit title, presenter, and presenter’s affiliation:

American Educational Research Association, Supporting the Advancement of Science Education with Geospatial Mapping, William F. Tate, Washington University, St. Louis

American Geological Institute/Geological Society of America/American Geophysical Union, Drilling Deep to Understand Climate Change, Earthquake Hazards and Meteorite Impacts, Julie Brigham-Grette and Jeff Plescia, University of Massachusetts–Amherst and Johns Hopkins University

American Institute of Biological Sciences, NEON: Ecological Discovery, Understanding & Forecasting, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)

American Mathematical Society, Computational Models for Cardiovascular Disease Assessment and Surgery Design, Dalin Tang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

American Psychological Association, Recognizing Emotion Across Cultures: Implications for National Security and Conflict Negotiation, Hillary Anger Elfenbein, University of California-Berkeley

American Society of Agronomy/Crop Science Society of America/Soil Science Society of America, Regional Grassland Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling, Rebecca McCulley, University of Kentucky

American Society of Lymnology & Oceanography, Global Change Effects on Ocean Biology: An Experimental Approach, Dave Hutchins, University of Southern California

American Society of Plant Biologists, Structure and Biosynthesis of Plant Cell Walls, Nicholas Carpita, Purdue University

American Sociological Association, Visualizing U.S. Social Change, Andrew A. Beveridge, CUNY-Queens College and Graduate Center

Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation, Teaching & Learning at HPC Centers, Craig Stewart, Indiana University-Bloomington

Computing Research Association, Physical & Biological Computing, Lydia Kavraki
Rice University

Ecological Society of America, Promoting Environmental Science and Education in the Diverse Southwest, Laura Huenneke, Northern Arizona University

Federation of Behavioral, Psychological & Cognitive Sciences, NSF Collaboratories Transform Neuroscience Research and Education, Elliot Albers, Georgia State University

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), EarthScope Explores the Earth, David Simpson, IRIS

Mathematical Association of America, Curing Cancer with Mathematics, Lisette DePillis, Harvey Mudd College

Michigan State University, Plants as Biochemical Factories and Assembly of the Photosynthetic Machinery, Christoph Benning, Museum of Science-Boston

National Center for Technological Literacy, Engineering Is Elementary & Nano Informal Science Education (NISE) Network, Patti Curtis

Natural Science Collections Alliance, Natural History Collections Establish Baselines for
Assessing Climate Change and Emerging Pathogens
, Joseph Cook, University of New Mexico

Northwestern University, Nanoelectronic and Nanophotonic Materials and Devices, Mark C. Hersam

The Ohio State University, REEL Ohio: Research Experiences to Enhance Learning:An Ohio Experiment, Prabir Dutta

Ornithological Council, Scientists Flock Together to Solve the Mysteries of Migration, Jill Deppe, Migration Interest Group: Research Applied Toward Education (MIGRATE)

Population Association of America/Association of Population Centers, Immigration, Race and Wealth Gaps, Lingxin Hao

Princeton University, The Atacama Cosmology Telescope, Suzanne Staggs

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Transforming Products and Processes in the Pharmaceutical, Neutraceutical and Agrochemical Industries, Fernando Muzzio

Society for Research in Child Development, How Trustworthy Is Children’s Testimony?
Maggie Bruck, Johns Hopkins University

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), The Climes They Are A- Changin’: NSF Funded Climate, Research at NCAR, Cindy Schmidt and Laura Curtis

University of California-Berkeley, “Pore on a Chip” Nanopores for Detecting Disease, Lydia Sohn

University of California-Davis, Emergence Matters: From Electron Flocks to Spider Webs, Daniel Cox

UCLA, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, Training Young Scientists for the Real World: From Hollywood to National Security, Mark Green

University of California-San Diego, Wide Area Wireless Networking for Environmental Sensors, Frank Vernon

University of California-Santa Barbara, Science for Environmental Solutions: Leveraging Information through Collaboration, O. J. Reichman

University of Michigan, Optimization of Automotive Greenhouse Gas Policies and Materials Flows, Steven Skerlos

University of Pittsburgh, Biomolecules in the Gas Phase and Monitoring, Students in Tutorial Dialogue, David W. Pratt and Diane J. Litman

University of Tennessee, Materials Science at the University of Tennessee, Ben Hu and Takeshi Egami

University of Wisconsin-Madison, IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, Robert Morse, Hagar Landsman, and John Kelley

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