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UM scientists receive grant to investigate heat trapped in Greenland's snow cover

(The University of Montana) A new $1.54 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund University of Montana geoscientists as they study the deep layer of compacted snow covering most of Greenland's ice sheet.

UTA educator awarded NSF CAREER grant to focus on community college transfer students

(University of Texas at Arlington) Yi 'Leaf' Zhang, an assistant professor in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant to help community college transfer students more easily and quickly attain degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM fields.

$1.5 million NSF grant to explore secrets of electric fish genome

(Michigan State University) MSU has landed a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop this cutting-edge technique in electric fish and afford more researchers easy access to this versatile model. Electric fish have already...Show More Summary

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK! $697,177 for a ‘Climate-Change Musical’: You Call That Science? The…

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK! $697,177 for a ‘Climate-Change Musical’: You Call That Science? The [National Science Foundation], whose mission is to ensure U.S. leadership in areas of science and technology that are essential to economic growth and national security, frequently funds politically correct but low-value research projects. Show More Summary

New tool could help predict, prevent surging waters in flood plains

(National Science Foundation) Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs.A group of international scientists studying China's Yellow River has created a new tool that could help officials better predict and prevent its all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million.

US signs agreement on enhancing international Arctic scientific cooperation

(National Science Foundation) US signs agreement on enhancing international Arctic scientific cooperation NSF's Office of Polar Programs led US delegation for group that developed the accord

Bacteria living in marine sponge produce toxic compounds found in man-made products

(National Science Foundation) Researchers have discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants, a finding that could help scientists better understand the human health implications of these common additives.

UTSA professor receives grant to support sunlight-harvesting research

(University of Texas at San Antonio) Kirk Schanze, Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $448,211 grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research in converting sunlight to chemical energy.

Putting students closer to explosive solar events

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Assistant Professor of Physics Bin Chen, who joined the NJIT faculty in 2016, was recently awarded a five-year CAREER grant totaling more than $700,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

WFU chemistry professor receives NSF CAREER Award for $500K

(Wake Forest University) Wake Forest chemistry professor Michael Gross has been named a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award winner.

UH researcher seeks better understanding of China's air pollution

(University of Houston) Yuxuan Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston, has received a three-year, $52,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research the severe air pollution problem in Beijing.

Researchers develop radar simulator to characterize scattering of debris in tornadoes

(National Science Foundation) Researchers have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize the scattering of debris particles in tornadoes.

Arizona State University wins record 14 NSF career awards

(Arizona State University) ASU earns 14 prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.

Ice cave in Transylvania yields window into region's past

(National Science Foundation) Ice cores drilled from a glacier in a cave in Transylvania offer new evidence of how Europe's winter weather and climate patterns fluctuated during the last 10,000 years, known as the Holocene period.

Two UTA students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding

(University of Texas at Arlington) Two University of Texas at Arlington College of Science students have been named recipients of National Science Foundation funds to further their graduate education through the NSF's prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017. Show More Summary

Colorado State University leads $3.8M study on western wildfire smoke

(Colorado State University) With a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Atmospheric Chemistry program, Colorado State University is one of five universities working to gather a more comprehensive data set aimed at understanding how wildfire smoke changes chemically with time. Show More Summary

UTA student receives NSF grant for research into ecological drivers of eye, brain size

(University of Texas at Arlington) Shannon Beston, a third-year Ph.D. student in biology at the University of Texas at Arlington, was selected to receive funds from the National Science Foundation's Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants program to further her research into how brains and eyes evolved in response to predation.

New research at Clemson University could help reduce fine-particle engine emissions

(Clemson University) Simona Onori, an assistant professor, is working to reduce fine-particle emissions in gasoline direct injection engines. She has received a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

New NSF special report released ahead of Earth Day

From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studying the science of spring. Now, in time for Earth Day, a new NSF special report—April Showers Bring...The Science of Spring—looks at what makes spring such a vibrant, and sometimes dangerous, season.

Academia, industry collaborate on solutions to neural disease, injury

(University of Houston) A new National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center will focus on developing and testing new neuraltechnologies with the potential to dramatically enhance patient function across a wide range conditions while both lowering costs and increasing accessibility.

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