BESC/CoFARM Briefing Agenda
April 8, 2008

2:30 PM - 5:15 PM
AAAS Auditorium
1200 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Metro Center metro stop (blue/orange/red lines)

2:30 Welcome Nadine Lymn, Ecological Society of America & BESC Co-Chair
2:35 R&D Budget Overview Whitney Tull, American Society for Microbiology & Chair, CoFARM
3:00 National Science Foundation Robert Sterner, Division of Environmental Biology Director
3:20 USDA Competitive Programs Deborah Sheely, Interim Deputy Administrator, USDA Competitive Programs
3:40 A Perspective from Capitol Hill Jean Fruci, Staff Director, Energy & Environment House Subcommittee
4:00 Orientation Robert Gropp, American Institute of Biological Sciences & BESC Co-Chair
4:30 Teams meet with Team Advisors to prepare for Hill Visits
5:15 Depart for Hill
(Go to Metro Center metro stop and take blue or orange line to Capitol South metro stop)
6-8 Reception honoring Reps. Baird (D-WA) & Bilbray (R-CA) 2105 Longworth House Office Building

  • 1990 M Street, NW
    Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20036
    P: 202-833-8773 (x-205)