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15 July: NPI District Visits Week
: The National Photonics Initiative is organizing a District Visits Week for the week of August 11-15. During the week of August 11-15, have one of your Congressional representatives tour your facility and see firsthand the work in photonics taking place in their district. Read more

8 July: Uncertain Outlook for FY 2015 Appropriations Bills:
The House and Senate have returned to Washington after the July 4 recess with relatively few legislative days to pass FY 2015 funding bills before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1. After a surprisingly promising start to this year's appropriations process with senior congressional leaders predicting that at least some of the twelve bills would be enacted to avoid stop-gap funding legislation, the outlook is now highly uncertain. Read more

2 July: The State Department's Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. William Colglazier, is stepping down late this month at the end of his three year term, and the Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment is convening a meeting of science and engineering society representatives on 24 July to discuss the role of the science advisor and the qualities that should be emphasized in the recruitment process.

State is also accepting nominations by email through 31 July. Read more (PDF 1 MB) and view the position description (PDF 1 MB)

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