President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

January 7, 2011
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations on agriculture research and development, the National Science Foundation, synthetic biology, national security, and international affairs. PCAST members will also discuss reports they are developing on the topics of advanced manufacturing and biodiversity preservation and ecosystem sustainability. Additional information and the agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at:

PCAST may hold a closed meeting of approximately 1 hour with the President on January 7, 2011, which must take place in the White House for the President’s scheduling convenience and to maintain Secret Service protection. This meeting will be closed to the public because such portion of the meeting is likely to disclose matters that are to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.