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Nobel Prizes--The NSF Connection

Fri, 2021-10-15 15:45

When a scientist who has received federal funding is awarded the Nobel prize, the public can share both the pride and the research benefits. More than 200 laureates have been supported by the public through NSF.
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NSF Statement on 2021 Nobel Laureates in Science

Tue, 2021-10-12 09:00

This past week, the Nobel Assembly and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2021 Nobel Prize recipients. Among the prize recipients in physiology or medicine, physics, and economic sciences are researchers who have been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

"We extend our congratulations to all the recipients of this year's Nobel Prizes for their bold thinking and transformative discoveries," said NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. "For 70 years, NSF's ...
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NSF selects Susan S. Margulies to head the Engineering Directorate

Wed, 2021-09-22 11:28

The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Susan S. Margulies to head the Directorate for Engineering. She is the first biomedical engineer to lead the engineering directorate, which supports fundamental research in emerging and frontier basic research areas.

Since 2017, Margulies has been professor and chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, housed jointly at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Previously, she held positions ...
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Announcements

Wed, 2021-09-22 09:02

Civic Innovation Challenge awards support community-based solutions to mobility and disaster resilience

Tue, 2021-09-21 12:00

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation is announcing $15.9 million in awards to teams comprising civic partners such as local, state, and tribal officials and non-profit and community leaders to conduct and evaluate ready-to-implement pilot projects that address community-identified challenges.

Gaps in equality and natural disasters can have a widespread impact, but the effects are seen and ...
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EPSCoR jurisdictions receive NSF investment to build R&D capacity and education

Fri, 2021-09-17 13:30

The U.S. National Science Foundation has invested nearly $40 million in nine projects that fund collaborative networks, spanning a total of 20 institutions in 15 jurisdictions, through NSF's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research RII Track-2. EPSCoR is designed to build research and development capacity in states that demonstrate a commitment to ...
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NSF announces the launch of SpectrumX, an NSF Spectrum Innovation Center

Tue, 2021-09-14 15:53

WASHINGTON-- The worldwide growth of wireless connectivity has provided immense societal benefits and has led to an explosion in usage of the radio spectrum and expansion to higher frequencies. However, the range of available radio frequencies is finite, and as the quantity of users and applications increase the spectrum gets congested. Ubiquitous connectivity must operate in harmony with scientific uses of spectrum -- such as Earth observation, astronomy, and geospace and ...
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NSF selects Alicia J. Knoedler to lead its Office of Integrative Activities

Wed, 2021-08-25 14:30

The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Alicia J. Knoedler to lead its Office of Integrative Activities. Prior to her NSF appointment, Knoedler led efforts in strategic growth of research activities and oversaw the management of research operations as the vice president of Research and Innovation at Miami University in Ohio.

Knoedler has also served as the executive associate vice president for research, and executive director of the Center for Research Program Development ...
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NSF partnerships expand National AI Research Institutes to 40 states

Thu, 2021-07-29 11:07

WASHINGTON –Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced the establishment of 11 new NSF National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes, building on the first round of seven institutes funded in 2020. The combined investment of $220 million expands the reach of these institutes to include a total of 40 states and the District of Columbia.

The institutes are focused on AI-based technologies that will bring about a range of advances: helping older ...
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NSF selects Karen Marrongelle as chief operating officer

Wed, 2021-07-28 13:00

Washington, DC -- The U.S. National Science Foundation has officially appointed Karen Marrongelle to serve as chief operating officer. Since 2018, she has led the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources, or EHR, which supports research that enhances learning and teaching, and broad efforts to achieve excellence in STEM education at all levels and in all settings.

Marrongelle is a leader in the STEM education research community, and her career has been ...
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2021 NSF PREM grants to broaden participation in cutting-edge materials research

Mon, 2021-07-12 12:00

Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation awarded its latest grants through PREM, Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials, to support eight collaborative research teams across the United States that will increase diversity in cutting-edge materials research, education and professions.

Each six-year award provides nearly $4,000,000—for a total NSF investment of more than $30,000,000—and will support materials research partnerships between minority-serving ...
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Jason Report on the Impacts of Large Satellite Constellations

Fri, 2021-07-09 12:00

The U.S. National Science Foundation commissioned a study by the independent science advisory group JASON to assess the impact of current and planned large satellite constellations on astronomical observations in 2020.
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NSF selects Alexandra Isern as assistant director for geosciences

Thu, 2021-07-08 12:00

The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Alexandra Isern to be the next assistant director of its Directorate for Geosciences, or GEO. She has spent the last 20 years at NSF serving in various roles within three divisions of the directorate, including leading the Surface Earth Processes and Antarctic Sciences Sections and serving a two-year stint with the National Science Board.

Isern had been serving as acting assistant director since June. Prior to that appointment, she ...
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