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Jerry P. Becker

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Commission on Women/Minorities/Disabled
Posted: Apr 13, 1999 12:35 PM
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[Note: Just received today ... just for information. ]
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April 12,1999

COMMISSION ON WOMEN, MINORITIES, DISABLED IN SCIENCE,
ENGINEERING HOLDS FIRST MEETING AT NSF

The National Science Foundation [NSF] will host the first meeting of the
Congressionally-mandated Commission on the Advancement of Women and
Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology
Development on Wednesday, April 14.

The commission was established under legislation passed by the 105th
Congress [P.L. 105-255], in response to a 1996 NSF report on women,
minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering.

The commission meeting, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will include remarks by
NSF Director Dr. Rita Colwell; Assistant Commerce Secretary-Designate
Kelly Carnes; NIH Deputy Director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein; Dr. Anita Borg,
President
and Founding Director of the Institute for Women and Technology; and Drs.
Jeanne
Griffith and Mary Golladay of the NSF's Division of Science Resources
Studies [SRS].

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Who: Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities
in Science, Engineering and Technology Development

What: Organizational and First Business Meeting

When: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999

Where: National Science Foundation - Room 1235

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To facilitate passage through security, the public should contact Lisa
Mackall in advance at (703) 306-1002 [lmackall@nsf.gov]. The media
should contact Joel Blumenthal in advance at (703) 306-1070
[jblument@nsf.gov].

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Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618)453-4244
Phone: (618)453-4241 (office)
E-mail: jbecker@siu.edu






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