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December 3, 2003: Bush signs Nanotechnology R&D Act

December 3, 2003: Bush signs Nanotechnology R&D Act

December 3, 2003

Secretary Abraham attends the signing of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act by President Bush. The act authorizes funding for nanotechnology research and development over four years and puts into law programs and activities supported by President Bush's National Nanotechnology Initiative. The act authorizes nearly $2 billion in funding for DOE's research and development efforts, which include construction of five nanoscience research center at DOE labs: , Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, Los Alamos/Sandia, and Oak Ridge national laboratories.