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NSF, AACC announce Community College Innovation Challenge finalists

3 hours 55 min ago

The U.S. National Science Foundation, in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, has selected 12 teams to advance to the final round of the Community College Innovation Challenge.

CCIC seeks to strengthen entrepreneurial thinking among community college students by challenging them to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems. It also enables students to discover and demonstrate their capacity to use STEM to make a difference in the world and to ...
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NSF recognizes a mathematician and a social scientist with the Alan T. Waterman Award

7 hours 55 min ago

A mathematician who uses number theory to provide new perspectives on some of the oldest and most difficult problems in mathematics, and a social scientist whose innovative contributions show the impact of increased opportunity and representation on our nation’s most important decisions -- Melanie Matchett Wood, a Harvard University mathematician, and Nicholas Carnes, a Duke University social scientist and scholar of public policy, have earned the National Science Foundation's Alan T. ...
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NSF and NCSES release 2021 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 11:29

Washington DC – The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics released its 2021 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report.

The biennial report provides detailed information about participation levels of underrepresented groups in science and engineering education and employment.

"Ensuring accessibility and inclusivity in STEM is essential to cultivate a robust U.S. science and engineering ...
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Announcements

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 12:06

Arecibo Observatory: Media Resources

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 17:27

Completed in 1963 and stewarded by U.S. National Science Foundation since the 1970s, Arecibo Observatory has contributed to many important scientific discoveries, including the demonstration of gravitational waves from a binary pulsar, the first discovery of an extrasolar planet, composition of the ionosphere, and the characterization of the properties and orbits of a number of potentially hazardous asteroids.
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NSF, NASA sign collaborative agreement to expand activities for broadening participation in engineering

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 14:30

The U.S. National Science Foundation and NASA have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the framework for collaborative efforts to broaden participation in engineering.

The collaboration will involve NASA’s Minority University Research and Education program, which engages underrepresented populations through a wide variety of initiatives, and NSF’s Broadening Participation in Engineering ...
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NSF statement on President’s FY 2022 discretionary budget request

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:39

The U.S. National Science Foundation has a long history of advancing the frontiers of science and engineering through exploration and innovation. The President’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary request includes $10.17 billion for NSF to:

NSF begins planning for decommissioning of Arecibo Observatory’s 305-meter telescope due to safety concerns

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 10:53

UPDATE: NSF has provided a report to Congress, as required by the report language accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, describing “the causes and extent of the damage, the plan to remove debris in a safe and environmentally sound way, the preservation of the associated AO facilities and surrounding areas, and the process for determining whether to establish comparable technology at the site, along with any associated cost estimates.” The investigation of the ...
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NSF on coronavirus

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:02

NSF encourages you to take extra precautions to protect yourselves and your families against COVID-19.
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New director takes helm at National Science Foundation

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:25

Following in the footsteps of many great science and engineering leaders before him, Sethuraman Panchanathan has been officially appointed and begins work today as the National Science Foundation's 15th director, sharing his vision for his six-year term and promising a continued push for inclusiveness in science and engineering.

"Right now, the world faces significant scientific challenges -- most obviously a pandemic." Panchanathan said. "But in addition to providing creative ...
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