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CNSF Exhibit on Capitol Hill

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibit was held on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at the Rayburn Building. This gathering provided the interns the opportunity to mingle with people from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and some congressional staff members. The purpose of the exhibit is to thank NSF for their funds and show Congress that these funds are contributing to the advancement of science, mathematics and engineering related fields.

We got to meet Dr. Arden Bement, the Director of NSF, and Dr. Kathie Olsen, the Deputy Director of NSF. Both were really enthusiastic to meet us. Dr. Arden Bement noted that the interns seemed to look really happy and must be enjoying what they are doing. (Definitely the truth!)

Many exhibitors were present to talk about their research. Topics varied from biology, geology, psychology, engineering, mathematics, ecology, and cosmology, just to name a few. This was a good time for interns to talk to people from other universities with different field interests.

The night ended with dinner at Capitol City Brewery restaurant with Fred Dylla, the Executive Director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics, his wife Linda, Jack Hehn, Jerry Hobbs, and Liz Dart Caron. This was a nice change of scenery to visit with our bosses outside of the work environment.


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