At a symposium on interdisciplinary science, Colwell will discuss NSF initiatives such as interdisciplinary research centers with education components; Integrative Graduate Education Research and Traineeships, which team graduate students with faculty to conduct interdisciplinary research; and interdisciplinary budget priorities, including nanotechnology, information technology and biocomplexity.
A panel on diversity will examine the factors needed to ensure the continuing success of women, minorities and young scientists in chemistry. Colwell will review the statistics on underrepresented groups in science and NSF initiatives to spark change through both individuals and institutions.
Rita Colwell, NSF director
Presidential Events, 224th ACS National Meeting
|"Interdisciplinary Science: Opportunities, Challenges, Policy and Practices"
"Diversity in the 21st Century: Factors for Success"
|When:||Sunday, August 18, 2002|
|9:00 a.m. (interdisciplinary science)
3:00 p.m. (diversity)
|Where:||Hynes Convention Center|
|900 Boylston Street
For further information, contact: Amber Jones (703) firstname.lastname@example.org
For an agenda of the meeting, see: www.chemistry.org/meetings/boston2002