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Wed, 06/16/2021 - 14:00

The Biden administration launches the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 13:15

The U.S. National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy today announced the formation of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force. As directed by Congress in the "National AI Initiative Act of 2020," the task force will serve as a federal advisory committee, developing an implementation roadmap for the National AI Research Resource, a shared research infrastructure providing AI researchers and students across all scientific ...
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NSF Media Resources for Ring of Fire Eclipse June 10

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 15:35

In preparation for the Ring of Fire Eclipse June 10, the U.S. National Science Foundation has compiled resources to assist with your reporting needs, including a list of subject-matter experts available for interviews and downloadable content.   

For further assistance with B-roll package that contains full-resolution video and images of the sun contact 

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NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on bipartisan support for NSF legislation

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 18:50

"It is very exciting to see such strong bipartisan support for NSF and commitment to the United States’ continued leadership in science, engineering, technology and STEM education into the future. I would like to thank Majority Leader Schumer, Sen. Young, Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Wicker and their colleagues for their tireless dedication and leadership. For seventy years, NSF has funded groundbreaking research, researchers, innovations and innovators, and world-class scientific ...
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Statement by NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on the President’s FY22 Budget Request

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 13:30

The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022. As the Administration continues to make progress defeating the pandemic and getting our economy back on track, the Budget makes historic investments that will help the country build back better and lay the foundation for shared growth and prosperity for decades to come.

“This request will bolster the U.S. economy and our leadership in critical and emerging areas of ...
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NSF recognizes a mathematician and a social scientist with the Alan T. Waterman Award

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 18:16

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 U.S. National Science Foundation's ...
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NSF, AACC announce Community College Innovation Challenge finalists

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 14:00

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 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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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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