The National Academy of Sciences will hold its 143rd annual meeting, at
which new Academy members will be elected. ELECTION RESULTS will be
available on April 25 at noon EDT online at
. Reporters can register in advance to
receive the list of new members. The meeting also will feature the NAS
president's annual address to members, an award ceremony, and symposia.
These events will be held in the auditorium of the National Academies
building, 2100 C St., N.W.
APRIL 22, 8 P.M. TO 9 P.M. -INDUCTION CEREMONY and signing the "Registry
of Membership" for members elected in 2005. A reception will follow from
9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
APRIL 23, 2 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M. - AWARD CEREMONY. Recipients of NAS
awards bestowed in 2006 will be honored, including NORMAN R. AUGUSTINE,
who received the Academy's most prestigious award, the Public Welfare
APRIL 24, 8:30 A.M. TO 9:15 A.M. - NAS President RALPH CICERONE will
address the members.
APRIL 24, 3 P.M. TO 4:30 P.M. - ROBOT LEARNING. At this public
symposium scientists will present research on how robots can "learn" and
adapt to their environment, a development that could yield applications
ranging from robotic missions in space to therapy for autism.
APRIL 25, 2 P.M. TO 5 P.M. - VALIDATING FORENSIC EVIDENCE. At this
public symposium, experts will discuss the impact of scientific
approaches to validating evidence - such as fingerprints, DNA,
photographs, and memory - on the U.S. justice system. WILLIAM WEBSTER,
former CIA director, will moderate the session.
REPORTERS WHO WISH TO ATTEND must register in advance with the Office of
News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail email@example.com.
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