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NSF support helps advance research in geography and spatial science

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:17

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded more than $10.2 million in 2017 through its Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) program to fund 64 new projects that will advance knowledge about geographic patterns and processes, as well as the complex dynamics of interactions among human, physical and biotic systems on Earth.

"Geography plays an important role in how people interact with each other, their cultures and their environments," said Fay Lomax Cook, NSF assistant director ...
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Deep-sea observatories to offer new view of seabed earthquakes

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:00

A mission to study New Zealand's largest fault by lowering two sub-seafloor observatories into the Hikurangi subduction zone is underway this week.

The expedition is led by scientists from The Pennsylvania State University (PennState) and GNS Science in New Zealand, and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).

"This expedition will yield ...
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NSF revamps proposal guidance for education research

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:00

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) has implemented new guidance for the scientists it supports, providing detailed directions on how to make their research results easier to replicate.

The new data management plan guidance, which took effect earlier this year, requires researchers seeking EHR funding to describe in their proposals how they plan to generate data ...
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"Understanding Our Ocean Connections": NSF symposium highlights links among people and marine ecosystems

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:30

On April 19, scientists from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will take part in the symposium "Understanding Our Ocean Connections."

The researchers will present findings on the connections among humans and ocean ecosystems such as coral reefs, kelp forests, mangrove forests, salt marshes, sea ice and the continental shelf.

Questions that will be answered at the symposium include: Does the future of coral reefs depend on the ...
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Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Program Flyer

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:48

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18049/nsf18049.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Document Number: nsf18049

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Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Program Flyer

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:48

Available Formats:
PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18049/nsf18049.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Document Number: nsf18049

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