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Using Nanotechnology to Cure Disease
At the Cellular Level

Hosted by ASME and IEEE-USA

WHEN: 5 November 2015
12:00 – 1:00 pm (Lunch Provided)

WHERE: B-338 Rayburn House Office Bldg.




Welcome to the home of the Advisory Committee for the Congressional Research & Development [R&D] Caucus.  The Advisory Committee is comprised of public interest and private sector organizations from the science, engineering, technology, and educational sectors dedicated to informing Congress and the public on important national and global issues regarding research and development affecting the United States.  Through its participating organizations and this website, the Advisory Committee supports the Congressional R&D Caucus and its efforts.

The Congressional R&D Caucus briefings highlight the importance of research and development, and illuminate the interdependency of research efforts across disciplines to our nation’s future. The Caucus informs Members of Congress and their staff about the various benefits of investment in research and development, including economic, educational, and innovative benefits.

Applicants for an R & D Caucus event are asked to consider the goal of informing Members of Congress and their staff of the benefits of R & D investment and to connect the briefing to the issues and policies that are currently being discussed on Capitol Hill. Various web sites exist which can inform you on the issues before Congress, such as www.house.gov, or contact the government liaison or governmental affairs office of the sponsoring society for assistance. One of the most important aspects of a successful briefing is to have an engaging, informed speaker who creates an atmosphere of open exchange through their skilled public speaking.

Organizations interested in convening a congressional briefing for the Caucus should review the Congressional Briefing Guidelines and fill out the attached briefing application [Word Version] and send it toPaul Fakes at Fakesp@asme.org.  The attached planning schedule is included to give your organization a timeline for scheduling events associated with your briefing.

If your organization is interested in participating on the R&D Caucus Advisory Committee, please contact James Savage, james.savage@ieee.org.

Benefits of Research and Developmentt

The National Academies' Beyond Discovery™: The Path from Research to Human Benefit is a series of articles that trace the origins of important recent technological and medical advances. Each story reveals the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted.

The National Science Foundation's is a volume of record comprising the major high quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise..

The National Science Foundation's
Discoveries from NSF Research

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Last Updated: 03 November 2015

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