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It contains information about open meetings of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council on projects that are subject to the requirements of Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.  Other upcoming meetings at the National Academies that are open to the public may be viewed under the Events section (

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Meetings Information

Schedule of Public Meetings: Oct 18, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017

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Wednesday - October 18, 2017
    Improving Quality of Health Care Globally
    The Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology
    Webinar on the Economic Impacts of HLB/HLB Management
Thursday - October 19, 2017
    Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress
    Web Conference with United Nations Development Programme
Friday - October 20, 2017
    Meeting #6: Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilities
Monday - October 23, 2017
    Alternatives for the Demilitarization of Conventional Munitions
    Committee on Earth Sciences and Applications from Space
    Developing a Research Agenda for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration
    Space Radiation Effects Testing Infrastructure for the U.S. Space Program
Tuesday - October 24, 2017
    Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Committee on Solar and Space Physics
    Direct Air Capture Workshop
    Envisioning the Data Science Discipline: The Undergraduate Perspective
    Meeting 3 of the Committee on the Return of Individual-Specific Research Results Generated in Research Laboratories
Wednesday - October 25, 2017
    Evaluation of the Use of Chemical Dispersants in Oil Spill Response
    Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia
Thursday - October 26, 2017
    Review and Update of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Inspection Program
    Site Visit to Letterkenny Army Depot
    Supporting English Learners in STEM Subjects
Sunday - October 29, 2017
    Next Generation Researchers Initiative
Monday - October 30, 2017
    Toward an Open Science Enterprise
Wednesday - November 1, 2017
    Community Visit to Rapid City and Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Thursday - November 2, 2017
    Updating America‚Äôs Lab Report meeting 3
Monday - November 6, 2017
    Reshaping Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century