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2004 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Young Leaders Extractive Metallurgy Tutorial
ANNUAL MEETING MENU
Location: Westin Charlotte Hotel
Time: 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom D
Potomac Fever: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Materials Policy
Toni Grobstein Marechaux,Director, National Materials Advisory Board The National Academies
About the topic:
As a researcher, one often wonders why one project receives federal funding and another doesn’t, or why Congress decides to fund one initiative and not another. Many people in Washington wonder this as well; some even think there are reasons why these things happen. This presentation will discuss how and why a materials scientist or engineer might make their way to Washington for a short time or a longer career. Topics will include the role of the National Research Council in administering fellowships, providing independent advice, and facilitating dialogue as well as a discussion of some emerging issues in the legal, social, and ethical implications of technology. The value of dabbling will also be covered, by one materials scientist who has worked in government, industry, academia, and an NGO, and in materials ranging from concrete to columbium, from steel to superalloys, and from borates to biomaterials.
Optional box lunch for $25 may be purchased at the TMS Registration desk. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
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