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National Science Board director to address Buckyball gala

Houston, TX | Posted on October 5th, 2010

Ray Bowen, director of the National Science Board and former Texas A&M president, has been named keynote speaker for this Sunday's Buckyball Discovery Gala, the kickoff event in Rice University's Week of Nano. He will talk about nanotechnology's impact on economic development. The National Science Board governs the National Science Foundation and is a policy adviser to the president and Congress.

See Bowen's bio at www.nsf.gov/nsb/members/bio.jsp?pers=15453

Who: Ray Bowen, director, National Science Board

What: Buckyball Discovery Gala

When: Oct. 10, 5-9 p.m

Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown, 1200 Louisiana St.

The gala is the first event in Rice's Week of Nano, which continues Oct. 11-14 with the Buckyball Discovery Conference. The conference will bring the world's leading experts in nanotechnology to Rice for a comprehensive look at nano's ramifications for energy, health, environment, nano safety, defense, homeland security, advanced materials and more.

For information or to arrange for coverage of Week of Nano events, contact Mike Williams at 713-348-6728 or

To learn more about the Week of Nano at Rice, visit buckyball.smalley.rice.edu/year_of_nano/

Register at signup.rice.edu/weekofnano/

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