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Other Events for the week of February 6th at Purdue University
An exciting part of Purdue University's upcoming national conference, "Transforming Society Through Emerging Technologies: National Nanotechnology Initiative at Five Years," is a panel discussion from national journalists who cover nanotechnology, science, business and technology issues.

The hour-long discussion, beginning at 1 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Stewart Center, is titled "Giant Ideas for a Nano Future" and will help kick off Purdue's inaugural Discovery Lecture Series in connection with the recent opening of the $58 million Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park.

The journalists will discuss the potential for nanotechnology, what types of stories they are looking for in the nanotech world, public perception about nanotechnology and what challenges they face as journalists covering this dynamic industry. Each panelist will give a 10-minute presentation about nanotechnology and then take questions from the audience.

Buildings for Advanced Technology Workshop III
This year's workshop will focus on lessons learned in the planning, design and construction of Advanced Technology Facilities. Come and hear clients, owners, users and facility managers share their experience with regard to achieving the needs of these technically demanding facilities.

Buildings for Advanced Technology III (BAT III)
February 6-8, 2006
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

BAT III directly follows a high-powered Panel Discussion titled "Transforming Society through Emerging Technologies: National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) at Five Years" chaired by Dr. Mihail Roco, Chair of NSET Subcommittee and Senior Advisor to the NSF on Nanotechnology. This opening event in Purdue University's Discovery Lecture Series will take place on Monday afternoon February 6, 2006. BAT III Attendees and Speakers will get priority seating if they choose to attend the Panel Discussion.
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Service Oriented Science - Dr. Ian Foster
Dr. Ian Foster of the Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago will speak February 7, 2006 at 10:30 am in Stewart 320 about "Service Oriented Science." Dr. Foster will share his work in rethinking science's information technology foundations in terms of service-oriented architecture and show how this approach can have a transformative effect on scientific communities.
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