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Geotechnical Engineering and Materials

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:20

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Document Number: PD 16-1636


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Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2017

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 16:41

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HTML: https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Document Number: nsf17310


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NCSES publishes latest Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:05

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, the federal government's most comprehensive look at the participation of these three demographic groups in science and engineering education and employment.

The report shows the degree to which women, people with disabilities and ...

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Antarctic medical evacuation underway

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 23:14

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will assist in the medical evacuation of a 66-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffered a stroke on the Antarctic cruise vessel, MV Ortelius, in Antarctic waters early on Monday morning (New Zealand time).

The Rescue Coordination Center New Zealand (RCCNZ) is coordinating the medical evacuation with the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program and the vessel operator.

RCCNZ is responsible for a search—and-rescue region, ...

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Cotton candy machine used to regrow human tissue?

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 00:00

Novel approach to creating fibers the size of capillaries could be the next advance in tissue regeneration

Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/cottoncandycapillaries.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51


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By age 6, gender stereotypes can affect girls' choices

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 14:05

Women account for more than half the U.S. population, but only 30 percent of those employed as scientists and engineers in the country. Researchers are investigating several possible factors that contribute to this disparity -- including the societal stereotype that associates intellectual talent more closely with men than women, according to a ...

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Scientists develop genetic path to tastier tomatoes

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 14:00

Some consumers crave tastier tomatoes than those available at the supermarket. Now, scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and their partners have found a way to get tomatoes to produce the compounds that make them more flavorful.

Their findings were published today in the journal Science.

"Around the world, the tomato is one of the most popular foods," says Gert de Couet, director of the National Science ...

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NSF Director France Córdova to give keynote at 2017 Washington Auto Show

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 16:45

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova will deliver the annual government keynote address at the 2017 Washington Auto Show's Public Policy Preview Day on January 26, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Media are invited to attend.

"If the horseless carriage was the main attraction of the Washington Auto Show a century ago, what eye-catching innovations will take ...

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