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Statement on executive order to maintain American leadership in artificial intelligence

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 17:07

President Donald J. Trump is expected to sign an executive order Feb. 11, titled "Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence." The order aims to promote sustained investment and innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), enhance access to resources for AI research, and train a next-generation AI research workforce. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director ...
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NSF selects Joanne Tornow to head its Biological Sciences directorate

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:30

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Joanne Tornow to serve as head of the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO).

Tornow has served with NSF for nearly two decades, with a career that has ranged from program management to the highest levels of NSF leadership and strategic development. Her work at NSF has been marked by a focus on accountability, and on supporting cross-disciplinary, convergent research that draws on the strengths of scientists and engineers ...
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Research immerses HBCU undergrads in biomedical engineering

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 01:00

Center for Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering lab inspires STEM careers by focusing students on helping the elderly
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West Antarctica ocean drilling expedition will reveal climate history in region with significant ice loss

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 16:36

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered, scientists say.

Now, researchers taking part in an international ocean drilling expedition funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and international partners are on Antarctica's remote Amundsen Sea looking for clues through an analysis of the ice sheet's history.

Led by researchers at the University of Houston and ...
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