COALITION FOR NATIONAL SCIENCE FUNDING HOSTS CAPITOL HILL EXHIBITION TO SHOWCASE NSF RESEARCH Created by on 05/17/2011
On May 11th, the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) held an exhibition and reception, STEM Research and Education: Underpinning American Innovation, for Congressional members and staff. During the exhibition, approximately 30 institutions and scientific organizations presented posters describing science, engineering, and mathematics research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The event attracted approximately 285 attendees including House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee Ranking Member Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Representatives Rush Holt (D-NJ), Phil Roe (R-TN), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), and Glenn Thompson (R-PA). NSF Senior Advisor Dr. Cora Marrett also attended. 2011 marks the 17th year CNSF has hosted a Capitol Hill exhibition and reception in support of NSF research.
CNSF is an alliance of over 100 organizations, including the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. The coalition supports the goal of increasing the national investment in NSF’s research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological, and economic opportunities facing the United States.