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STEM Education Advisory Panel announced

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in consultation with the Department of Education, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced the appointment of 18 members to a new advisory panel created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education, as authorized by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act.

Gabriela Gonzalez, deputy director of the Intel Foundation, Intel Corporation, will chair the new STEM Education ...
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Scientists study connection between Great Plains precipitation and agricultural irrigation

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 06:00

Can crop irrigation affect the clouds that form high above farm fields? Indeed it can, say atmospheric scientists.

Agricultural irrigation to meet a growing demand for food is adding significant amounts of water to the land surface and altering regional land use and land cover. These changes affect lower atmosphere circulation, potentially influencing cloud development and precipitation.

To further understand how irrigation may be affecting precipitation, scientists from ...
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NSF selects Arthur Lupia to head Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 18:31

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Arthur Lupia to serve as head of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), which supports fundamental research in behavioral, cognitive, social and economic sciences.

Lupia has more than 25 years of leadership and management experience in the social sciences community. Since 2006, he has served as the Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He serves ...
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NSF press conference on breakthrough in multimessenger astrophysics

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 15:10

Media are invited to attend a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) press conference announcing recent multi-messenger astrophysics findings led by NSF's IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

Representatives from nearly two dozen observatories on Earth and in space that participated in the research will be in the room during the event and will be available to the media after the press conference concludes. Reporters watching the event remotely can send questions to ...
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The NSF 2026 Idea Machine

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:34

This is a competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science and engineering. Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF.
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NSF awards more than $150 million to early career researchers in engineering and computer science

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $150 million in 307 early career engineering and computer science faculty to advance fields from intelligent infrastructure and collaborative robots to secure communications and brain-related technologies.

Over the next five years, each researcher will receive up to $500,000 from NSF to build a firm scientific footing for solving challenges and scaling new heights for the nation, as well as serve as academic role models in research ...
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