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Dear Colleague Letter: Data PI/coPI Meeting

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 19:53

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'Belonging' can help keep talented female students in STEM classes

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 00:59

Many women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have faced a common experience at some point during their college days -- they walked into a classroom and found that they were among a small handful of women in the class, or even the only one.

That kind of experience has the potential to make a talented, motivated student feel out-of-place, and compel her to search for more inclusive academic environments, according to Nilanjana Dasgupta, a psychology ...

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Dear Colleague Letter: MPS AGEP-GRS

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:45

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Businesses spent $341 billion on R&D performed in US in 2014

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 15:05

Businesses spent $341 billion on research and development (R&D) performed in the United States in 2014, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

Development accounted for the greatest share, 78 percent, of 2014 R&D spending. Applied research accounted for 16 percent, while basic research accounted for 6 percent. The ...

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Dear Colleague Letter MPS AGEP-GRS

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 13:44

MPS AGEP-GRS Dear Colleague Letter

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 13:44

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Using data to better understand climate change

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:07

The year 2016 is on pace to be the hottest on record, with each of the first six months setting new temperature records, according to NASA. Climate change, combined with the effects of El Niño, is the main reason behind the record-setting temperatures.

Though the general trends and risks of a warming climate are well-known, researchers remain uncertain about the social and environmental impacts it will cause.

Because of this uncertainty, important questions relating to ...

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NSF awards $110 million to bring advanced cyberinfrastructure to nation’s scientists, engineers

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:00

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to continue and expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

A virtual organization that has become the cornerstone of the nation's cyberinfrastructure ecosystem, XSEDE, which ...

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New manager for US Antarctic Program logistics contract

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 15:00

Leidos Holdings, Inc. will assume management of the National Science Foundation (NSF) contract for support of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP).

By presidential mandate, NSF manages USAP, which operates three, year-round research stations in Antarctica as well as ships in the Southern Ocean. The Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime logistical support contract for the USAP.

NSF awarded the ASC to Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) ...

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President Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:25

President Obama today named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC on September 8.

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is ...

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NSF announces $55 million toward national research priorities

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 09:52

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 11 awards totaling $55 million aimed at building research capacity to address fundamental questions about the brain and develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems.

The cooperative agreements are through NSF's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) as part of its Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-2 ...

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