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Office of Science and Technology Policy


For Immediate Release 
Contact: 202/456-6108
February 15, 2000

MEDIA ADVISORY

President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology
To Meet on Thursday, February 17, 2000


The President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) will meet in an open plenary session on Thursday, February 17th at 1:00 PM in the Truman Room of the White House Conference Center.

Jack Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, will describe the President's FY 2001 R&D budget, and Al Teich of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will present an analysis of the budget.

Next, a panel of agency and university representative will focus on the S&T workforce needs of the 21st century.  The panel will be composed of David Pierce, President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, Carolyn Hock, Director of Workforce Policy for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development in the Division of Regional Development, Patricia McNeil, Assistant Secretary of Education, and Judy Sunley, Assistant Director in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation.
 


Agenda

Presidentís Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology

White House Conference Center
Truman Room, Third Floor
726 Jackson Place, NW
Washington, DC

February 17, 2000

Plenary Session

1:00 p.m.   Welcome and Introductions

1:05 p.m.   Reports from Associate Directors and Panel Chairs

1:30 p.m.   Presentation and Analysis of the FY 2001 Budget
    Jack Lew, Director, Office of Management and Budget

    Al Teich, Director of Science & Policy Programs, AAAS

2:15 p.m.   Break

2:30 p.m.   Presentations on S&T Workforce Development
    Arthur Bienenstock, Associate Director for Science, Office
  of Science and Technology Policy
    David Pierce, CEO and President, American Association of
  Community Colleges
Carolyn Hock, Director of Workforce Policy for the
  Maryland Department of Business and Economic
  Development in the Division of Regional Development
Patricia McNeil, Assistant Secretary, Department of
  Education
    Judy Sunley, Assistant Director in the Directorate for
  Education and Human Resources, National Science
  Foundation

5:00 p.m.   Public Comment

5:15 p.m.   Adjourn
 


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Washington, DC 20502
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