Argonne Chief to Address Impact of Science Funding Cuts

Released on: March 7, 2008, 10:49 am

Press Release Author: Matt Switzer/Slack Barshinger

Industry: Chemicals

Press Release Summary: Rosner to keynote launch event for C2ST, new Chicago science

Press Release Body: CHICAGO, March 7, 2008-Robert Rosner, director of Argonne
National Laboratory, will address "The Future of Science in Illinois" in the wake of
recent federal funding cutbacks in a special presentation Wednesday, March 12, at
the Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 4th Fl.

This is the official launch event for the program's sponsor, the Chicago Council on
Science and Techology (C2ST). Alan Schriesheim, Argonne's director emeritus and the
founding president of C2ST, will introduce Rosner at the event.

Rosner's topic is a subject of intense interest among the Illinois scientific
community in light of the funding cuts that occurred when Congress and President
Bush hammered out a compromise Omnibus budget at the close of 2007. Argonne and the
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are the engines that drive science, technology
and knowledge economy growth in Illinois. The funding cutbacks will result in more
than 200 layoffs at Fermilab alone and are expected to reduce the labs' capabilities
to serve the business and academic communities in Illinois, the nation and the

Registration for the program begins at 5 p.m., followed by the presentation and
discussion at 5:30 p.m. Members of C2ST can register in advance and free of charge
by calling Erin Dragotto at 312-503-0891 or by sending an email to There will be a $10 charge for non-members registering at
the door.


About C2ST
The Chicago Council for Science and Technology (CēST) is a new, independent,
nonprofit organization committed to promoting science and technology in the Greater
Chicago area by sponsoring discussions, programs and leadership dialogue among
scientists, institutions and the public. To learn more about C2ST, visit its Web
site at

Web Site:

Contact Details: Erin Dragotto, Program Coordinator, CēST
Northwestern University
Rubloff Hall
c/o Office for Research
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 705
Chicago, IL 60611

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