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2005 Nanotechnology and the Environment Grants Workshop

Release Date: 10/24/2005
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Contact: Suzanne Ackerman, 202-564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C.-Oct. 24, 2005) EPA's Office of Research and Development will sponsor a meeting to discuss research progress on nanotechnology and the environment on Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 28, 2005. EPA funds research under its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, and grantees will present their work on topics including sensors, fate and transport, toxicology, and green manufacturing. International speakers will discuss nanotechnology research in Canada and Europe. Leaders of the nanotechnology initiative in the United States will present overviews of nanotechnology research.
      WHAT: Nanotechnology and the Environment III
      EPA 2005 Nanotechnology Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Progress Review Workshop
      WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Friday, Oct. 28, 2005

      WHERE: Holiday Inn Rosslyn - at Key Bridge
      1900 N. Fort Myer Drive
      Arlington, Va. 22209

      WHO: William Farland, EPA Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science
      Paul Dufour, Office of the Science Advisor, Canada
      Eric Marcotte, Canadian Institute of Health Research
      Celia Merzbacher, Office of Science and Technology Policy
      Mihail Roco, co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council
      David Rejeski, Director, Foresight and Governance Project
More information about the U.S. EPA 2005 Nanotechnology Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Progress Review Workshop - Nanotechnology and the Environment III can be found at:

Journalists may register by contacting Estella Waldman at 202-343-9635.