You are invited to join a public webinar marking the release of the 2011 NNI Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, which oversees the interagency National Nanotechnology Initiative.
The new Strategy provides an integrated research framework to guide all Federal agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), the Federal Government’s 10-year-old program for nurturing and coordinating the emerging science of nanotechnology. The document identifies research priorities in order to best drive the responsible development of nanotechnology. It reflects contributions obtained through a robust public engagement effort that included a series of workshops and an online portal to solicit feedback from stakeholders, including representatives from industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and the public. The strategy also incorporates recommendations developed by the National Academies and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
WHAT: Webinar marking the release of the 2011 NNI Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy
WHEN: Thursday, October 20, from 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Registration Required: Visit the website listed below
- · Dr. John Howard, Co-chair of the Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications (NEHI) Working Group (a working group of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee, National Science and Technology Council)
- Dr. Treye Thomas, NEHI Working Group Co-chair
- Dr. Shaun Clancy, Evonik DeGussa Corporation
- Dr. Janet Carter, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Ms. Lynn Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell
There will be a 20-minute question-and-answer segment following the presentations. Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar to Email Contact beginning at noon (EDT) Wednesday, October 19, 2011 and will be accepted until the close of the webinar at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2011.
The 2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy will be released at 10 a.m. EDT on the day of the webinar, October 20, at www.nano.gov, along with a press release and fact sheet. Meanwhile, the most recent draft of the NNI 2011 EHS Research Strategy is available for viewing.