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Tue, 2019-10-08 10:32

NSF Announcements
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NSF leads federal partners in accelerating the development of transformational, AI-powered innovation

Tue, 2019-10-08 10:12

The National Science Foundation today announced the creation of a new program that will significantly advance research in AI and accelerate the development of transformational, AI-powered innovation by allowing researchers to focus on larger-scale, longer-term research.

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program anticipates approximately $120 million in grants next year to fund planning grants and up to six research institutes in order to advance AI research and ...
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NSF selects Margaret Martonosi to head Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate

Mon, 2019-09-23 16:45

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Margaret Martonosi to serve as head of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.

In addition to her management experience in the computer and information science community and her research in computer architecture, Martonosi has been noted for her leadership in broadening participation in computer science education. Since 2017, she has served as director of the Keller Center for Innovation in ...
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NSF Awards Cooperative Agreement for Management and Operations of its Green Bank Observatory

Mon, 2019-09-23 09:00

Note: Members of the news media are invited to a 10:30 a.m. ET conference call with representatives from Green Bank Observatory and the National Science Foundation. For registration and call-in information, please contact Josh Chamot at jchamot@nsf.gov.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - On Sept. 23, 2019, the National Science Foundation awarded Associated Universities, Inc. a five-year cooperative agreement for the continued operations of NSF's Green Bank Observatory (GBO). ...
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Media Telecon: NSF's Green Bank Observatory

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:26

Members of the news media are invited to a 10:30 a.m. ET conference call with representatives from the National Science Foundation and NSF's Green Bank Observatory for an update on the management and operations of the facility.

For registration and call-in information, please contact Josh Chamot at jchamot@nsf.gov.

Who:
Karen O'Neil, director, NSF's Green Bank Observatory
Harshal Gupta, NSF program officer for Green Bank ...
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New awards aim to improve online learning for today’s workforce

Thu, 2019-09-19 10:00

The National Science Foundation is making five new awards to create and study open-source learning platforms to train and reskill workers in fields ranging from engineering to manufacturing, with the support of a $10 million gift The Boeing Company made in 2018.

The University of Southern California, Purdue University, Northeastern University, the Colorado School of Mines and Oregon State University will each receive roughly $2 million to create online coursework that focuses on ...
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NSF names third PAWR wireless research platform in North Carolina's research triangle

Wed, 2019-09-18 08:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the third award in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 30 networking companies and associations, NSF is supporting the development and deployment of a new PAWR platform based in Raleigh ...
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NSF Convergence Accelerator awards bring together scientists, businesses, nonprofits to benefit workers

Tue, 2019-09-10 17:06

The National Science Foundation has issued the first awards through its Convergence Accelerator pilot, leveraging multidisciplinary research teams and laying the groundwork for public-private partnerships with Fortune 500 companies to apply Big Data to science and engineering and create technologies that can enhance the lives of American workers. A total of 43 new awards totaling $39 million will support projects across the country.

The NSF Convergence Accelerator pilot started with ...
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NSF commits $36 million to uncovering Rules of Life that will drive next-generation research

Wed, 2019-09-04 10:00

The National Science Foundation has invested $36 million in the first projects under its Understanding the Rules of Life portfolio. These awards are aimed at accelerating development in two key areas of science and engineering research: building a synthetic cell, and epigenetics.

"Discovering the rules governing life on earth is a grand scientific challenge that holds the potential to enhance the U.S. position as a global leader in research and development," said NSF Assistant ...
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NSF-funded leadership-class computing center boosts U.S. science with largest academic supercomputer in the world

Tue, 2019-09-03 08:00

Today, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) launched Frontera, the fastest supercomputer at any university and the fifth most powerful system in the world. The system is the result of a $60 million investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance the next generation of leadership class computing.

Joined by representatives from NSF, UT Austin and technology partners Dell EMC, Intel, Mellanox, DataDirect Networks, ...
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Career Compass Challenge winner announced

Fri, 2019-08-30 14:32

The National Science Foundation is helping to modernize the American workforce. And it all started with a challenge: The Career Compass Challenge.

Today, the agency announced the Challenge winner, Amy Huber, who developed a working prototype for an IT platform to help the American workforce not only identify new roles in today's rapidly changing workforce, but also ways to locate the training to make such a pivot. Huber is the science and operations lead at Jobzology and ...
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Nanoscience

Tue, 2019-08-20 17:31

Nanoscience is the ability to manipulate atoms and molecules. This fast-moving field is transforming our ability to custom-design objects and processes at sizes smaller than 1/1000th the width of a hair.
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Chemistry & Materials

Thu, 2019-08-08 12:28

Most of what you touch, taste, hear or smell every day in the modern world is the direct or indirect result of research in chemistry or materials science – an effort that never ends.
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NSF awards $250 million to early career researchers

Wed, 2019-08-07 11:00

The National Science Foundation has invested more than $250 million in nearly 700 recipients of the Fiscal Year 2019 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards, one of NSF's most prestigious honors.

Over the next five years, each teacher-scholar will use at least $400,000 in award funds to carry out their proposed plans to advance their field and educate the next generation of researchers. Their research is representative of all areas of ...
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Help NSF get to South by Southwest

Wed, 2019-08-07 09:55

The National Science Foundation needs your help. We have proposed several fascinating panels comprising an all-star cast of NSF-funded scientists, filmmakers, inventors, small business founders and partners for the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Now we need your support— and your vote —to get our panels picked.

To ensure we're able to spotlight cutting-edge research, innovation and the men and women who make it happen, please vote for the ...
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Mathematics

Mon, 2019-08-05 17:37

Mathematics is the natural language of science and engineering. It is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and much more. Mathematics is deeply interwoven into all of modern life.
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New NSF awards target breakthrough technologies to enhance food security

Tue, 2019-07-23 14:30

Imagine crops that required less water because a "wearable sensor" could "grow" along with a plant and provide more accurate and continuous readings of its hydration. Such a sensor would allow scientists to address fundamental questions about how water is used in a plant and could lead to the development of plants that are more water efficient. Or what about learning what makes some plants grow well even under environmental stress? Understanding how such high priority traits are inherited ...
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People & Society

Fri, 2019-07-19 15:09

Out of fascination and need, people have always studied people. When curiosity is backed by scientific methods, we get fascinating insights into human behavior, origins, societies and economies.
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Physics

Fri, 2019-07-19 15:08

Physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. It looks both inward and outward, from the smallest subatomic particle to the vastness of the universe--and yet it is also intensely practical.
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