NSF and Internet2 to explore cloud computing to accelerate science frontiers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new cooperative agreement with Internet2, a nonprofit computer networking consortium, to build partnerships with commercial cloud computing providers and support science applications in new and more effective uses of cloud computing capabilities. The NSF-funded Internet2 project, Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS), will investigate the viability of ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297193&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $50M in grants to improve STEM education
With the 2018-2019 school year underway, K-12 students have new opportunities for learning. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers also have new prospects to sharpen their skills and innovate in their classrooms. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program aims to help students and teachers accomplish all of the above. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, DRK-12 ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297236&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fossil discovery adds to understanding of how geological changes affected evolution of mammalian life
The discovery of fossil teeth from two marsupial species that lived 43 million years ago on what was at that time an island provides key insights into the influence of geological changes on the evolution of mammals, according to newly published research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The dominant model for understanding animal movement is that the most important factors are an island's size and its distance from the colonizing animals' territory. However, the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296999&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior
Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench, a crescent-shaped trench in the Western Pacific that measures 1,500 miles long and is the deepest ocean trench in the world. The observations from the trench have important implications for the global water cycle, according to researchers at Washington University in ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297133&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Processing human urine to recycle nutrients into fertilizer
Engineering a system that transforms human urine from a waste product into a fertilizer for more sustainable agriculture Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/urinerecycling.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Construction begins on research ship funded by NSF, operated by Oregon State University
Construction began today in Houma, Louisiana, on the R/V Taani, a new research ship that will advance the scientific understanding of coastal environments by supporting studies of ocean acidification, hypoxia, sea level rise and other topics. Operated by Oregon State University (OSU), Taani (pronounced "tahnee"), a word that means "offshore" in the language of the Siletz people of the Pacific Northwest, will be the first in a series of Regional Class Research ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297128&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF, Popular Science announce this year’s Vizzies winners
Today, Popular Science magazine and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announce the winners of the 16th Annual Vizzies Challenge, celebrating the use of visual media to artfully and clearly communicate scientific data, principles, and research. The competition recognizes the best visualizations of all types, including photographs, illustrations, posters and graphics, interactives, videos, GIFs and other submissions produced by artists, hobbyists or academic ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297163&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Deficits in executive functions predict longer term difficulties in STEM
Kindergarten children who exhibit poor executive functions are at elevated risk for repeated academic difficulties across elementary school, including in mathematics and science, according to a new longitudinal study of 11,000 students attending U.S. elementary schools. Executive functions are a set of cognitive processes that manage and regulate our goal-directed behavior. They are like the mind's "air traffic control system," helping people plan, shift their attention and organize ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296386&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF New...
Source: NSF News - November 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Villagers follow the geology to healthy water in Bangladesh
Scientists have found a way to fight arsenic in well water, which accounts for one of every 20 deaths in Bangladesh. Arsenic, often referred to as the "king of poisons," has a long, sordid history as a poison once used in high doses to assassinate aristocrats. It's also a common natural element found in well water around the world. In groundwater, too much arsenic is still a killer, nowhere more so than in Bangladesh. The South Asia country's 10 million or more shallow, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297072&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces awards to shape the human-technology partnership for the well-being of workers and their productivity
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $25 million in 26 projects to advance the cognitive and physical capabilities of workers in the context of human-technology interactions. These new awards will address critical social, technical, educational and economic needs in the workplace. The awards were issued under the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of 10 Big Ideas for ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297116&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Media invited to NSF for distinguished lecture with evolutionary biologist Sheila Patek
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences invites media and members of the public to a distinguished lecture series with Sheila Patek of Duke University. From the extraordinarily powerful acceleration of the mantis shrimp's hammer-like claws to the superfast jaws of trap-jaw ants, Patek studies, among other things, the mechanics of animal motion and will discuss how this translates into human-designed and engineered systems. EVENT ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297071&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Socially assistive robots for children on the autism spectrum
Study to advance in-home robots that adapt to the individual needs of children with autism Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/sociallyassistiverobots.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces new awards for research to better understand Earth’s biodiversity
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $18 million in 10 new projects to research processes in nature and their complex interactions with climate, land use and invasive species at local, regional and continental scales. The awards are funded through NSF's Dimensions of Biodiversity program in the agency's environmental biology division. Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet's biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of the unknown diversity on Earth is ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296993&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Contractual employee dies at NSF's Palmer Station, Antarctica
An employee for a subcontractor to the National Science Foundation's Antarctic logistics contractor has died of natural causes at Palmer Station, Antarctica. The death occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. Chile Summer Time (CLST) on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The employee's next of kin have been notified. NSF is not releasing any medical or personal information on the deceased. The U.S. Embassy in Chile has been informed of the situation. Palmer Station is on the Antarctic Peninsula, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297045&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Atmospheric scientists begin field campaign to study extreme thunderstorms in Argentina
Find related stories on NSF's geosciences risk and resilience interest area. As residents of the U.S. Midwest know, spring in the Great Plains can bring severe weather, including hail, damaging winds, torrential rains and deadly tornadoes with catastrophic impacts. Similarly, spring in the Pampas, a vast plains region that extends from the foothills of the Andes Mountains in ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296639&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces $78.2 million to support frontiers of cybersecurity, privacy research
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program announces new support for a diverse, (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

STEM Sante Fe: Expanding Your Horizons Conference
More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/speeches/cordova/18/fc181013_expandinghorizons.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 22, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-funded ACM Turing awardees: Over 50 years of computing's greatest visionaries
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Turing Award, often referred to as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," is given for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. It is named for Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing. Since 1966, the ACM has been awarded annually to individuals who have contributed lasting and major technical accomplishments to computing. Alan M. Turing is often credited as a ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242286&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News...
Source: NSF News - October 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF's 10 Big Ideas
Since 2017, NSF has been building a foundation for the Big Ideas through pioneering research and pilot activities. In 2019, NSF will invest $30 million in each Big Idea and continue to identify and support emerging opportunities for U.S. leadership in Big Ideas that serve the Nation's future. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Extremely close look at electron advances frontiers in particle physics
An unprecedented, close examination of the electron has opened a window into the mind-bending nature of particles, energy and forces at infinitesimal scales. The findings, showing a spherical shape for the electron's charge, emerged from the Advanced Cold Molecule Electron Electric Dipole Moment (ACME) Search, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The results support the strength of the Standard Model of particle ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296867&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF Prize Competitions
NSF welcomes members of the public to help solve science, technology, engineering and math challenges by submitting ideas and solutions for a chance to win prizes. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/competitions/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Arctic & Antarctic
At a glance, Earth's polar regions seem like mirror images, located some 12,000 miles apart. Both are vast, icy regions covering opposite ends of the globe. Closer examination reveals differences as well as similarities. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/arcticantarctic/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Astronomy & Astrophysics
For more than 60 years, the National Science Foundation has significantly advanced the understanding of the universe as the federal steward for ground-based astronomy. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/astronomy/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Earth & Environment
Our planet gives up its secrets slowly. But every year we learn more about its oceans and air, its restless continents, its myriad ecosystems, and the way living things interact with their environments. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/earth-environ/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a long history of supporting computer and information science and engineering research, education and infrastructure. NSF's investments in these fields ensure innovative advances in computing. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/computer/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Businesses spent $375 billion on R&D performance in US in 2016
Businesses spent a total of $375 billion on research and development (R&D) performance in the United States in 2016, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2015. Funding from companies' own sources was $318 billion in 2016, an increase of 7 percent from 2015. Funding from other sources was $57 billion in 2016 and $59 billion in 2015. Of the $375 billion companies spent on R&D in 2016, $25 billion (7 percent) was spent on basic research, $61 billion (16 percent) on applied research, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296760&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Remarks Before the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum Plenary Panel "Lights and Shadows of Science and Technology"
More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/speeches/cordova/18/fc181007_stsforum.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

2018-2019 NSF Distinguished Lectures in Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) invites media and members of the public to its latest distinguished lectures series. The seven lectures will reveal insights into breakthrough research and explore what discoveries science may hold for the future. The MPS mission is to harness the collective efforts of the mathematical and physical sciences communities to address compelling questions and push the boundaries of scientific ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296797&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018
The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University for expanding the understanding of global scale macroeconomics. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) has supported the research of both laureates with multiple awards, including more than three decades of support for ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296861&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on 2018 Manufacturing Day
On Oct. 5, 2018, the White House released a report, Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing, which highlighted the key roles that federal agencies play in fostering the growth of advanced manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing production continues to grow at a consistently strong pace, creating more U.S. economic value per dollar spent than any other ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296827&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces $24.2 million to support research fueling smart cities and communities
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced approximately $22.6 million in Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) awards, supporting 13 projects involving researchers at 35 institutions nationwide. Additionally, NSF and Mozilla announced the winners of the NSF Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) Challenges, awarding a total of $1.6 ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296755&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Community College Cyber Pilot Program makes first awards
A new National Science Foundation (NSF) program made its first awards to community college partnerships that work to help motivated students become highly qualified cybersecurity professionals in government positions. NSF's Community College Cyber Pilot (C3P) program issued three awards to project leads that will build research collaborations among partners in six states: California, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296742&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018
The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Frances H. Arnold of California Institute of Technology "for the directed evolution of enzymes" and the other half jointly to George P. Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory P. Winter at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology "for the phage display of peptides and antibodies." The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Arnold through many awards over the course of three decades, including a ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296780&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News...
Source: NSF News - October 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics to Arthur Ashkin of the United States for "the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems" and Gérard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada for their "method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses." Strickland is only the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Mourou with several awards beginning in 1980 for ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296761&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF ...
Source: NSF News - October 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF launches pilot for national high school engineering course
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a pilot to prepare a curriculum and teachers across the U.S. for a nationwide pre-college course on engineering principles and design. The three-year, $4-million pilot marks an important milestone in the creation of a nationally recognized high school engineering course intended to lead to widely accepted, transferrable credit at the college level. "NSF plays a vital role ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296735&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sustainable Agriculture: Engineering a win-win solution for poultry litter
New technology converts chicken manure into an eco-friendly revenue stream for farmers Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/poultrylitter.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists discover genetic basis for how harmful algae blooms become toxic
Scientists have uncovered the genetic basis for the production of domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin produced by certain harmful algae blooms. In a new study appearing in this week's issue of the journal Science, researchers identified a cluster of genes related to the production of domoic acid in microscopic plants, or phytoplankton, called Pseudo-nitzschia. The researchers, whose work is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), found that the genes ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296536&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards new level of support for tribal colleges, establishes STEM centers
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) has awarded $14 million to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to establish four new centers -- the first of their kind. The Tribal Enterprise Advancement (TEA) centers will build upon the scientific and engineering (S&E) expertise at the TCUs to prepare the next generation of scientific professionals who will serve as the decision-makers and intellectual resources for their tribes and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296661&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces new awards for quantum research, technologies
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $31 million for fundamental quantum research that will enable the United States to lead a new quantum technology revolution. The awards are announced as NSF joins other federal agencies and private partners at a White House summit on quantum information science today. "The quantum revolution is about expanding the definition of what's possible for the technology of tomorrow," said NSF Director France Córdova. "NSF-supported ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296699&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF N...
Source: NSF News - September 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Boeing, National Science Foundation announce partnership for workforce development and diversity in STEM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Boeing today announced a new, $21 million partnership through which Boeing will invest $11 million to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Boeing becomes the first business to contribute at a national level to NSF INCLUDES, which aims to enhance U.S. innovation leadership through a commitment to broadening participation. "We are grateful to Boeing for ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296700&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $15 million to understand how people can better interact with the environment
A toxic red tide, or harmful algae bloom, is killing swaths of marine life and affecting the health of people living along Florida's southwest coast. Nationwide, harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year. Excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus flowing downstream act as fertilizer, sparking these blooms in waterbodies such as the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay. Paul Leisnham of the University of Maryland, College Park, is working to find out ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296562&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces new awards for Understanding the Rules of Life
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced 29 awards in support of Understanding the Rules of Life, one of the agency's "10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments." The awards, totaling $15 million, demonstrate NSF's commitment to address some of the greatest challenges in understanding the living world, in all of its complex levels of organization, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296660&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists
Mammals are unique in many ways. We're warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives. But a new study, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by Harvard University researchers Stephanie Pierce and Katrina Jones, suggests we're unique in one more way -- the makeup of our spines. The researchers describe their finding in a paper published this week in the journal Science. "The spine is basically like a series of beads on a string, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296527&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Media invited to NSF for distinguished lecture with Boston University’s Michael Dietze
Is nature predictable? If so, how can we better manage and conserve ecosystems? Near-term ecological forecasting is an emerging interdisciplinary research area that aims to improve researchers' ability to predict ecological processes on timescales that can be validated and updated. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences invites media and members of the public to a distinguished lecture series with Michael Dietze of Boston University. An ecologist ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296646&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards 6 Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence to broaden participation in STEM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced awards for six Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence (LSRCEs) that will support recruitment and retention of minority undergraduate and graduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The centers will conduct broadening participation research and STEM implementation activities that lead to degree completion for minority students traditionally underrepresented in the STEM marketplace. The goal is ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296504&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF: Next steps against harassment
For more information, see NSF's press release. What NSF is doing: The National Science Foundation (NSF) will release a term and condition requiring awardee organizations to report findings of sexual harassment. It will be posted in the Federal Register Sept. 21, 2018 and go into effect Oct. 21, 2018. Why NSF is doing this: As the primary ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296671&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces new measures to protect research community from harassment
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has taken the next steps in its agency-wide effort to ensure the research and learning environments it supports are free from harassment, publishing a term and condition that requires awardee organizations to report findings and determinations of sexual harassment, as well as establishing a secure online portal for submitting harassment notifications. On Sept. 21, 2018, NSF will publish a term and condition for awards, to become effective 30 days ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296610&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

New NSF funding to build research infrastructure across the country
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded nearly $140 million to seven jurisdictions through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which builds research and development capacity in jurisdictions that demonstrate a commitment to research but have thus far lacked the levels of investment seen in other parts of the country. The new EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 awards will bolster science and engineering research ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296632&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF, NIEHS award $30 million for new research on links among oceans, lakes and human health
Summer 2018. The west coast of Florida. A red tide spreading along this Gulf of Mexico shoreline has killed millions of fish, threatened the health of human residents and affected tourism in the region. Nationwide, such harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year. What led to the Florida "bloom" of harmful algae, and what short- and long-term effects might it have on people and other animals -- and on the gulf ecosystem? To study the effects of harmful algae ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296579&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards nearly $6M to advance STEM graduate education training
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program recently awarded $5.8 million to 12 new projects that will pilot, test and validate innovative approaches in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education. "These investments by NSF will help us identify advances in graduate education that address current and future STEM workforce needs," said Jim Lewis, NSF acting assistant director for Education and Human Resources. ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296518&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF New...
Source: NSF News - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news