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Abstract:
When upstate New York Republican Congressman Sherwood "Sherry" Boehlert retired last year, the U.S. Congress lost its most passionate "cheerleader for science."

Nanotechnology’s Past, Present & Future: A Congressional Perspective

Washington, DC | Posted on March 22nd, 2007

In his 24 years in the House of Representatives, including the last six as chair of the House Science Committee, Boehlert engaged in numerous science policy debates and groundbreaking programs, including the establishment of America's National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) in 2000. He helped forge bipartisan support for the first U.S. government funds—$422 million—dedicated to nanoscale science and engineering research. And in his last year in Congress, Boehlert chaired several hearings on nanotechnology safety, particularly on the need to create and fund a prioritized federal nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety research plan.



What was it like to be present at the creation of the NNI? What are the promises and potential pitfalls of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing, which many predict will enable "The Next Industrial Revolution"?



Robert Service, nanotechnology reporter at Science magazine, will interview former Congressman Boehlert about the beginnings of the NNI and about the future of this transformative technology at a Monday, April 16th, 2007, 12:30 p.m. event and live webcast at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.



The event is organized by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, a joint initiative of the Wilson Center and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Project Director David Rejeski will introduce the program, which will take place in the 6th Floor Moynihan Board Room of the Wilson Center ( http://www.wilsoncenter.org/directions ).



*** Webcast LIVE at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/nano ***



What: Nanotechnology's Past, Present & Future: A Congressional Perspective



Who: Sherwood Boehlert, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and former Chair, House Science Committee

Robert F. Service, Correspondent, Science, Interviewer

David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Moderator



When: Monday, April 16th, 2007, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Lunch available at noon)



Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 6th

Floor Moynihan Board Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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About The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies was launched in 2005 by the Wilson Center and The Pew Charitable Trusts. It is dedicated to helping business, governments, and the public anticipate and manage the possible health and environmental implications of nanotechnology.

Contacts:
Sharon McCarter, Director of Outreach and Communications
Phone: (202) 691-4016

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