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New awards aim to improve online learning for today’s workforce

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:00

The National Science Foundation is making five new awards to create and study open-source learning platforms to train and reskill workers in fields ranging from engineering to manufacturing, with the support of a $10 million gift The Boeing Company made in 2018.

The University of Southern California, Purdue University, Northeastern University, the Colorado School of Mines and Oregon State University will each receive roughly $2 million to create online coursework that focuses on ...
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NSF names third PAWR wireless research platform in North Carolina's research triangle

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the third award in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 30 networking companies and associations, NSF is supporting the development and deployment of a new PAWR platform based in Raleigh ...
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NSF Convergence Accelerator awards bring together scientists, businesses, nonprofits to benefit workers

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 09:32

The National Science Foundation has issued the first awards through its Convergence Accelerator pilot, leveraging multidisciplinary research teams and laying the groundwork for public-private partnerships with Fortune 500 companies to apply Big Data to science and engineering and create technologies that can enhance the lives of American workers. A total of 43 new awards totaling $39 million will support projects across the country.

The NSF Convergence Accelerator pilot started with ...
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NSF commits $36 million to uncovering Rules of Life that will drive next-generation research

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 10:00

The National Science Foundation has invested $36 million in the first projects under its Understanding the Rules of Life portfolio. These awards are aimed at accelerating development in two key areas of science and engineering research: building a synthetic cell, and epigenetics.

"Discovering the rules governing life on earth is a grand scientific challenge that holds the potential to enhance the U.S. position as a global leader in research and development," said NSF Assistant ...
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NSF-funded leadership-class computing center boosts U.S. science with largest academic supercomputer in the world

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 08:00

Today, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) launched Frontera, the fastest supercomputer at any university and the fifth most powerful system in the world. The system is the result of a $60 million investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance the next generation of leadership class computing.

Joined by representatives from NSF, UT Austin and technology partners Dell EMC, Intel, Mellanox, DataDirect Networks, ...
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Career Compass Challenge winner announced

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:32

The National Science Foundation is helping to modernize the American workforce. And it all started with a challenge: The Career Compass Challenge.

Today, the agency announced the Challenge winner, Amy Huber, who developed a working prototype for an IT platform to help the American workforce not only identify new roles in today's rapidly changing workforce, but also ways to locate the training to make such a pivot. Huber is the science and operations lead at Jobzology and ...
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Nanoscience

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:31

Nanoscience is the ability to manipulate atoms and molecules. This fast-moving field is transforming our ability to custom-design objects and processes at sizes smaller than 1/1000th the width of a hair.
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Biology

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:58

A bat, a mushroom, a blade of grass--they're easy to identify as "life." But what about a cold virus or mold? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering what “alive” really means.
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Chemistry & Materials

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:28

Most of what you touch, taste, hear or smell every day in the modern world is the direct or indirect result of research in chemistry or materials science – an effort that never ends.
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NSF awards $250 million to early career researchers

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 11:00

The National Science Foundation has invested more than $250 million in nearly 700 recipients of the Fiscal Year 2019 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards, one of NSF's most prestigious honors.

Over the next five years, each teacher-scholar will use at least $400,000 in award funds to carry out their proposed plans to advance their field and educate the next generation of researchers. Their research is representative of all areas of ...
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Help NSF get to South by Southwest

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 09:55

The National Science Foundation needs your help. We have proposed several fascinating panels comprising an all-star cast of NSF-funded scientists, filmmakers, inventors, small business founders and partners for the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Now we need your support— and your vote —to get our panels picked.

To ensure we're able to spotlight cutting-edge research, innovation and the men and women who make it happen, please vote for the ...
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Mathematics

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 17:37

Mathematics is the natural language of science and engineering. It is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and much more. Mathematics is deeply interwoven into all of modern life.
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New NSF awards target breakthrough technologies to enhance food security

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 14:30

Imagine crops that required less water because a "wearable sensor" could "grow" along with a plant and provide more accurate and continuous readings of its hydration. Such a sensor would allow scientists to address fundamental questions about how water is used in a plant and could lead to the development of plants that are more water efficient. Or what about learning what makes some plants grow well even under environmental stress? Understanding how such high priority traits are inherited ...
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People & Society

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:09

Out of fascination and need, people have always studied people. When curiosity is backed by scientific methods, we get fascinating insights into human behavior, origins, societies and economies.
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Physics

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:08

Physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. It looks both inward and outward, from the smallest subatomic particle to the vastness of the universe--and yet it is also intensely practical.
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Education

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:58

Learning how people learn, while also supporting the very best ideas and students in U.S. science, engineering and mathematics are essential goals in today's changing world.
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Statement on NSF's commitment to secure, open international research collaboration

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 16:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) contributes to our nation's economic strength and national security through basic research. The Foundation is committed to sustaining the United States' position as a global innovation leader. The values that have driven NSF and its global research partners for decades are openness, transparency, and reciprocal collaboration; these are essential for advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

Our science and engineering enterprise, however, is put at ...
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White House honors 80 NSF-supported early-career researchers

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:14

President Donald J. Trump has announced the 314 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, PECASE, 80 of whom the National Science Foundation nominated.

PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

"NSF is pleased to recognize these recipients who, ...
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