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NSF enhances research security with new TRUST proposal assessment process

Wed, 2024-06-05 10:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced a new risk mitigation process, the Trusted Research Using Safeguards and Transparency (TRUST) framework, which will guide the agency in assessing grant proposals for potential national security risks…

Widely used climate theory doesn't 'ring' true, according to new tree data

Mon, 2024-06-03 16:00
New data on over 1,500 trees across nearly 1,000 sites shows that an existing theory of how individuals within a species will respond to a changing climate might not be true. The data, in the form of tree rings from an aridland pine, contradicts the…

NSF, NEH and partner funding agencies from seven countries announce the winners of the Canada-led 2023 International Joint Initiative for Research on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation competition

Mon, 2024-06-03 11:15
Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) joined partner funding agencies from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland and the United Kingdom in announcing the awardees for the…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Mon, 2024-06-03 09:00
US National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan had a dynamic week, engaging with various organizations and audiences. On June 5, he participated in The Science Coalition /Association of American Universities (AAU)/Association of…

Mountain building linked to major extinction event half a billion years ago

Thu, 2024-05-30 17:57
As life on Earth rapidly expanded a little over 500 million years ago during the "Cambrian explosion," Earth had tectonic plates slowly crashing into each other, building mountains and starting a series of unfortunate events that led to a mass…

NSF and DOE partner on new internship opportunity in clean hydrogen energy

Thu, 2024-05-30 13:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, through its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), have initiated a joint training and professional development opportunity for NSF-supported graduate students in…

Climate change will make it harder to see the forest for the trees

Mon, 2024-05-27 09:01
Individual trees can't move to escape climate change, and new U.S. National Science Foundation-supported research shows that species will be limited in their ability to migrate via seed dispersal and other methods because of a lack of symbiotic fungi…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

Fri, 2024-05-24 17:30
From testifying in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing to celebrating new graduates entering the STEM enterprise, this week NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan reinforced the significance of the agency's…

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…