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NSF honors 3 outstanding early-career researchers with the Alan T. Waterman Award

Wed, 2024-04-24 13:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation honored three researchers with the Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers. The 2024 recipients: Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, a biomedical engineer at Johns Hopkins…

NSF invests $90M in innovative national scientific cyberinfrastructure for transforming STEM education

Wed, 2024-04-24 10:30
The U.S. National Science Foundation announced today a strategic investment of $90 million over five years in SafeInsights, a unique national scientific cyberinfrastructure aimed at transforming learning research and STEM education. Funded through…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Fri, 2024-04-19 15:37
This week, US National Science Foundation Director worked to strengthen pathways into STEM and expand the agency’s reach in communities across the nation and world. At the Arctic Encounter Symposium, Director Panchanathan took center stage alongside…

NSF expands the NSF Convergence Accelerator to 10 regions nationwide

Wed, 2024-04-17 10:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation is excited to announce the expansion of the NSF Convergence Accelerator to 10 regions to enhance national and regional competitiveness in research, innovation and workforce development. These 10 regional…

New funding opportunity seeks to invest in additional NSF Regional Innovation Engines

Tue, 2024-04-16 15:00
Pending congressional appropriations, the NSF Engines program aims to add additional regions to the 10 inaugural awardees announced earlier this year, expanding innovation potential across the U.S. The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a…

NSF Director Panchanathan headlines Arctic Encounter Symposium 2024 as VIP speaker, meets Alaska senator and announces a $20M award to three Alaskan research institutions

Tue, 2024-04-16 13:46
In mid-April, U.S. National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan joined world leaders from more than 25 countries at the annual Arctic Encounter Symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, where he delivered featured remarks during a showcasing…

New research centers will investigate effects of ocean-related problems on human health

Tue, 2024-04-16 13:00
Millions of tons of small pieces of plastic are finding their way into the world's waters, and then into human beings. The plastics are often eaten by fish and shellfish and then passed to humans when they consume seafood. These plastic particles and…

Dark energy survey looks 11 billion years into the past, reveals most detailed view ever of expanding universe

Fri, 2024-04-12 15:57
Researchers have measured the expansion history of the universe with the highest precision ever, providing a more detailed look at the nature of dark energy and its effect on the universe. The results are from an analysis of spectra of galaxies and…

National Medal of Science, National Medal of Technology and Innovation laureates to be honored

Fri, 2024-04-12 11:29
The new class of laureates of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation will be honored during the inaugural Laureate Celebration Weekend from April 12-14, a collaboration among the U.S. National Science…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Fri, 2024-04-12 11:27
NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan fielded a packed schedule this week, from welcoming international colleagues to NSF to embarking on a trip to Alaska. The director's visit to the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) coincided with the…

NSF announces a new EPSCoR Track-1 award to combat climate change in Alaska

Wed, 2024-04-10 18:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Alaska with $20 million through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program, which is designed to build research and development capacity, competitiveness and education…

NSF Director visits University at Buffalo alongside U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Wed, 2024-04-03 08:29
On April 2, U.S. National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan traveled to the University at Buffalo (UB), where he joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of a new…

NSF supporting once-in-a-generation science enabled by total solar eclipse

Fri, 2024-03-29 16:54
As the total solar eclipse on April 8 draws near, the U.S. National Science Foundation will be celebrating this celestial occasion — which won't be visible from North America again until 2044 — by sponsoring educational activities and experiments…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Fri, 2024-03-29 14:00
This week, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan welcomed Chilean Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés to NSF headquarters, continuing NSF's work to foster international partnerships and strengthen high-impact global collaboration. NSF's continuous efforts…

Under new partnership, NSF and the Army offer unique research internship opportunity

Thu, 2024-03-21 16:03
The U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) have initiated a joint research training opportunity through the NSF INTERN program. Two DEVCOM organizations are participating: the Army Research…

NSF announcement on JASON report: Safeguarding the Research Enterprise

Thu, 2024-03-21 15:00
Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation released the latest report by JASON, an independent science advisory group, Safeguarding the Research Enterprise. Building on the Fundamental Research Security report released in 2019, NSF commissioned this…

National Science Foundation prepares activities and educational resources for April’s solar eclipse

Wed, 2024-03-20 13:07
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with agency partners will serve as a major source of information, educational activities and experiences on and around the total solar eclipse taking place on April 8, 2024. The next total…

Statement by Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on the release of the National Strategy for Microelectronics Research

Fri, 2024-03-15 14:00
“Microelectronics are essential to the economic and national security of the United States and the importance of this industry is evident through the passage of the ‘CHIPS and Science Act’ in 2022,” said U.S. National Science Foundation Director…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Fri, 2024-03-15 13:33
From engaging with national leaders on the importance of enhancing STEM innovation and education in the U.S. to welcoming international counterparts for discussions on deepening collaborative research, this week U.S. National Science Foundation…

NSF selects Greg Hager to head Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate

Thu, 2024-03-14 11:00
Alexandria, VA – The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Gregory D. Hager to serve as head of the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). Hager is the Mandell Bellmore professor of computer science at…