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March ANSI Caucus to Feature Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation Staff Director Julia Jester

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce that the next monthly ANSI Caucus Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011. The meeting will feature guest speaker Julia Jester, Ph.D., staff director of the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Dr. Jester will discuss issues relating to standards, technology, competitiveness, and innovation.

Prior to joining the subcommittee, Dr. Jester spent six years on the personal staff of Congressman Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) focusing on science and energy policy issues. Before coming to Capitol Hill, she completed a fellowship at the American Chemical Society, where she was responsible for managing issues relating to science policy changes following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Dr. Jester earned her Ph.D. in applied science and master's degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary. She was an AAAS summer research fellow at the RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute in 2002, and a recipient of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium award from 2001-2003.

The March Caucus is sponsored by Microsoft.

The Caucus will be held on Friday, March 4, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW, Zenger Room) in Washington, DC. RSVPs are requested by Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

To RSVP, communicate special dietary requests, or for more information on caucus luncheons, please contact Frances Limon ([email protected]; 202.331.3613).


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