The Office of Science and Technology published two notices in today’s Federal Register that should be of interest to the Nanotechnology community. The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office will be holding a public meeting on 11/16/2009 from 7PM-8:30PM at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge in Arlington. The "Nanomaterials and the Environment & Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods Workshop: Nanotechnology Public Primer Meeting". This meeting will provide general background information about nanotechnology and Federal nanotechnology research and development efforts. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information on this meeting, please read the Federal Register Notice.
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is also holding a workshop at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge on 11/17-18/2009, from 8:30AM – 5:30PM on the 17th and from 8:30AM – 3:30PM on the 18th. This workshop will be an open forum to "discuss the state-of-the-art of the science related to environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanomaterials in two areas: human health and instrumentation and metrology". As with the meeting on the 16th, space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information on this meeting, including how to present 3-5 minutes of public comments, please see the Federal Register notice. A list of speakers and a provisional agenda are also available at the National Nanotechnology Initiative website.