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National Science Board to hold meeting in Fairbanks

Submitted by Jenn Wagaman
Phone: 907-474-5082

09/19/08

The National Science Board will hold a public meeting on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus on Monday, Sept. 22, at 8 a.m. in the Globe Room of the Elvey Building.

The NSB, established by Congress in 1950, provides oversight for and establishment of the policies of the National Science Foundation. The 24-member board meets six times each year, usually five times at the NSF headquarters and once in another part of the country. The board selected UAF for its 2008 off-site meeting and retreat so that board members could experience firsthand the NSF-supported facilities in Fairbanks as well as UAF's participation in science and engineering initiatives.

In addition to the public meeting, NSB members will meet in closed session to conduct board business as well as tour Caribou Poker Creeks Research Watershed and Poker Flat Research Range. An agenda can be found on the NSB website: www.nsf.gov/nsb.

Due to limited space, the meeting will be webcast to NSB staffers and UAF faculty, staff and students at www.uaf.edu/research/crs-publications/nsbwebcast/index.xml.

CONTACT: Jenn Wagaman, research outreach coordinator, jenn@alaska.edu or 907-474-5082.

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