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Media Advisory -- Director of National Science Foundation to Visit Colorado


For more information contact:
Contact: Kerry Masson, NREL 275-4083
David Grimm, CU 492-6206
Tom Milligan, CSU 970-491-6432

Golden, Colo., Feb. 28, 1997 -- Media are invited to cover the visit of Dr. Neal Lane, Director of the National Science Foundation, to Colorado March 6 - 7. Dr. Lane will meet with leaders of the scientific community, business and industry and the state government to discuss federal support for scientific research in the state and the future of the National Science Foundation. Dr. Lane will meet with members of the media between 12:15 - 1 p.m. Thursday March 6 in the Ted Adams Room at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center located 924 16th Street, Golden. Media may also join Dr. Lane at any of the following events on his itinerary.

Thursday, March 6
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Meeting with Colorado Legislature Joint Budget Committee and Joint Education Committee - House Committee Room 112, State Capitol, Denver.

9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Symposium on Federal Support for Scientific Research with Colorado colleges and university faculty and federal laboratory scientists, Colorado School of Mines Green Center, Metals Hall (180A), Golden. Maps and parking information are available from Leah McNeill, CSM, at 273-3302.

    
          Symposium Agenda
          
          9:30 a.m.   Welcome, George Ansell, Pres., Colorado School of    
                       Mines
          9:40 a.m.    Neal Lane Presentation
          10:10 a.m.  Remarks by Sen. Al Meiklejohn
          10:25 a.m.  Remarks by Al Yates, Pres. Colorado State University 
          10:55 a.m.  Faculty Panel
          12:15 p.m.  Conclusion

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Press availability, Colorado School of Mines Green Center, Ted Adams Room (270), Golden. Maps and parking information are available from Leah McNeill, CSM, at 273-3302.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Visit Opto-electronics Center, NSF Engineering Research Center, CU-Boulder. For location information call Jim Scott, CU, at 492-3114.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visit to Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, CU-Boulder. For location information call Jim Scott, CU, at 492-3114.

Friday, March 7
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Dr. Lane will join high school students from Denver and Lamar in doing hands-on science experiments. Students are part of National Science Foundation-funded programs PROJECT LEARN and SCIENCE DISCOVERY sponsored by NCAR and the University of Colorado. Colorado State University Office, Room 310-A&B, Denver Center, 110 16th St., Denver.