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AAAS S&T Policy fellows reception, book signing

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Start your weekend with a fun, science policy evening andreception. Don't miss out on the opportunity to mix and mingle with AAAS fellows as well as Georgetown physics professor andbestselling author, Francis Slakey. Guests are welcome. Join us on Friday, May 11 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m ET.
In 1997, physicist Francis Slakey set out to become the firstperson to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf everyocean. Over the next decade, the challenges he faces and the people heencounters -- a Lama who gives him a mysterious amulet, a life-or-deathchoice atop Everest, an ambush in Indonesia -- change the course of hislife, and foster an understanding of how science can address socialproblems. 

Amazon "Best Book" of the Month, May 2012:
FrancisSlakey committed himself to climbing the highest peak on everycontinent and surfing every ocean. The adventure pieces of To the Last Breathare first-rate and remarkable in themselves; whether he's dangling onthe face of El Capitan after catastrophic equipment failure, summitingEverest solo in a blizzard, or leaping from the roof of a building intoa shallow swimming pool as a troubled teenager, Slakey's prose is vividand intense, worthy of the genre's best. But additionally, Slakey hasthreaded an epic adventure tale with a much more personal journey,creating a single, riveting tale of self-discovery. - Jon Foro

Presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing. Books will be available for purchase onsite for $25.

Please click on the link for more information and to RSVP. Registrants are allowed to bring one guest.