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					Nanotechnology Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Workshop
                                  September 28-30, 2003
                                   Arlington, Virginia
                                         Agenda

Sunday, Sept 28th The Hilton Garden Inn/Courthouse Plaza, Arlington, VA

5:00   Registration and Reception
        Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres


6:00   Welcome and Overview: Goals of NSEE and Purpose of the Workshop
       NSF Staff

7:00   Keynote: Overview and Perspective of Nanotechnology
       Professor Chad Mirkin, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Northwestern
       University:

Dinner on your own

Monday, Sept. 29th The National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30   Nanotechnology Research Centers
       Miriam Rafailovich, State University of New York, Stony Brook

9:15   Centers for Learning and Teaching
       Richard Duschl, King’s College, London

10:00 Coffee Break

10:15 Panel discussion on Centers (with the two speakers and other Center directors)

11:15 Breakout sessions
      Questions to Discuss: What can be accomplished in the NSEE Centers for Learning and
      Teaching (NCLT)? What would be the range of NCLT activities? What is the nature of
      NCLT partners? What are the challenges for NCLTs?

12:15 Lunch break with continued small group discussions

1:45   Panel on goals of the Informal Science Education (NISE), Instructional Materials
       Development (NIMD), and Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE)
       components of NSEE.

3:30   Breakout session
       Questions to Discuss: What can be accomplished? What are the challenges? What is the
       nature of potential partnerships?

4:30   Poster Session and time for interaction

Dinner on your own
September 30, 2003 The National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

8:00    Continental breakfast

8:30    NSEE Evaluation

9:30    NSF Panel---Discussion with NSF program directors on proposal preparation and review.

10:15 Break

10:30 Panel on Partnerships (e.g., issues in forming partners)

11:30 Meeting adjourns


A block of 85 rooms (at the government rate of $149 per night, plus tax) has been reserved, at the
Hilton Garden Inn/Courthouse Plaza, 1333 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA
22201, a few blocks from the Courthouse Metro subway stop. In order to obtain one of
these rooms call (703) 528-4444 and ask for a room in the block reserved under NSF
NSEE Workshop.

The Hilton Arlington and Towers, telephone (703) 528-6000, and the Holiday Inn
Arlington at Ballston, telephone (703) 243-9800, are near NSF. Participants may contact
one of these hotels for availability and rates.

				
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