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Navajo Technical University partners with NSF center, creating new opportunities in materials research and education

Fri, 2024-05-24 12:30
A partnership that began in 2017 between Navajo Technical University (NTU) and the U.S. National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at Harvard University is providing Navajo students with new opportunities to pursue…

NSF invests $36M in computing projects that promise to maximize performance, reduce energy demands

Thu, 2024-05-23 12:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation is awarding $36 million to three projects selected for their potential to revolutionize computing and make significant impacts in reducing the carbon footprint of the lifecycle of computers. Funding for the…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Wed, 2024-05-22 13:25
On May 16, U.S. National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, alongside Former Chair of the National Science Board Chair Dan Reed, testified to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and…

Largest camera ever built arrives at Rubin Observatory in Chile

Wed, 2024-05-22 10:44
The 3200-megapixel Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) Camera, the groundbreaking instrument at the core of the NSF-DOE Vera C. Rubin Observatory, has arrived at the observatory site on Cerro Pachón in Chile. The U.S. National Science Foundation…

NSF partners with Micron and GlobalFoundries to invest in semiconductor workforce development at minority-serving institutions

Tue, 2024-05-21 09:00
Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation announced a new partnership with Micron Technology, Inc., and GlobalFoundries (GF) to increase access to equitable education and develop the next generation of a diverse, semiconductor-ready science…

Statement by Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on NSF ranking in Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

Thu, 2024-05-16 10:10
I am pleased to announce that the U.S. National Science Foundation has again been recognized among the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®. NSF ranked No. 8 among mid-sized agencies as featured in a special edition released today by …

NSF planning major infrastructure overhaul to support future research in South Pole

Thu, 2024-05-16 09:39
The U.S. National Science Foundation released the draft of its South Pole Station Master Plan (SPSMP), which will inform investments planned under the NSF Antarctic Infrastructure Recapitalization program and ensure that the mission and priorities of…

NSF announces pilot phase and anticipated opening date of Arecibo C3 at the site of the NSF Arecibo Observatory Historic District in Puerto Rico 

Wed, 2024-05-15 11:00
| En Español | As excitement builds for the grand opening of the new U.S. National Science Foundation Arecibo Center for Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Science Education, Computational Skills, and Community Engagement (NSF Arecibo C3), anticipated…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Tue, 2024-05-14 17:11
This week was full of celebrations and milestones — including recognizing NSF staff and public servants for their hard work to better the nation; celebrating teachers for their dedication to educating the next generation of scientists, engineers and…

NSF announces $24M investment across three EPSCoR jurisdictions

Tue, 2024-05-14 13:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded teams from South Dakota, New Hampshire and Maine roughly $8 million each through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Collaborations for Optimizing Research Ecosystems…

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

Thu, 2024-05-09 11:00
The Commonwealth of Kentucky will receive $20 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). This program aims to support U.S. states and territories, also known as EPSCoR…

Big data helps determine what drives disease risk

Wed, 2024-05-08 11:14
Working with nearly 3,000 observations across almost 1,500 host-parasite combinations, U.S. National Science Foundation-supported researchers at Notre Dame University have found that biodiversity loss, chemical pollution, introduced species and…

Discovery in Tomato Could Lead to Natural Pesticides

Tue, 2024-05-07 15:40
Like a slightly revised version of “The Parent Trap,” NSF supported researchers from Michigan State University have discovered that tomato plants have two related but totally separate pathways for producing acylsugars, a specific type of sugars that…

NSF-led National AI Research Resource Pilot awards first round access to 35 projects in partnership with DOE

Mon, 2024-05-06 11:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy are thrilled to announce the first 35 projects that will be supported with computational time through the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Pilot, marking a…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan (May 3, 2024)

Fri, 2024-05-03 17:19
This week, Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, has been actively forwarding science, education and engineering initiatives through meaningful collaborations with congressional leaders and NSF researchers. His…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Fri, 2024-05-03 17:19
This week, Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, has been actively forwarding science, education and engineering initiatives through meaningful collaborations with congressional leaders and NSF researchers. His…

Rubin Observatory's newly coated mirror will reflect the ever-changing universe with unparalleled completeness

Fri, 2024-05-03 10:44
The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, a research facility under construction in Chile and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, achieved a major milestone on April 27, 2024, with the successful…

NSF and industry partners announce sustainable polymer research funding opportunity

Thu, 2024-05-02 13:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has launched a $9.5 million research funding opportunity in partnership with BASF, Dow, IBM, PepsiCo Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. Sustainable Polymers Enabled by Emerging Data Analytics (SPEED) is part of NSF's…

New NSF grant targets large language models and generative AI, exploring how they work and implications for societal impacts

Thu, 2024-05-02 11:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced a grant of $9 million to Northeastern University for research to investigate how large language models (LLMs) and generative AI operate, focusing on the computing process called deep inference and AI…

Prolific potholes in the prairie star in award-winning short film

Wed, 2024-05-01 09:00
Most of us think potholes are something to avoid. However, some potholes are worth protecting. The U.S. National Science Foundation is funding researchers to study prairie pothole wetlands, which are ecologically and economically important, but under…