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NSF upgrades international outreach approach

(National Science Foundation) Rebecca Keiser, head of the Office of International Science & Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued the following statement.

UTA researcher to develop nanomaterials to treat antibiotic-resistant infections

(University of Texas at Arlington) A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant to develop new synthetic antimicrobial nanomaterials to treat antibiotic-resistant infections in hospitals and military facilities.

US National Science Foundation clamps down on misconduct

Agency will now require every grantee organization to report cases of sexual harassment

Leading Cloud Providers Join with NSF to Support Data Science Frontiers

by Angela Guess A recent press release states, “The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing nearly $30 million in new funding for research in data science and engineering through its Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program. Show More Summary

Prestigious NSF grant to help study compassion, local decisions in disaster planning

(University of Kansas) A University of Kansas urban planning researcher has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to study local decision making aimed at mitigating natural hazards and damages due to disasters, such as flooding and hurricanes.

New NSF Policy Could Jeopardize Funding for Research Projects Led By Sexual Harassers

A new policy from the National Science Foundation will require grant-receiving institutions to report if any researchers funded by that grant have been found responsible for sexual harassment. Universities will only have to inform the...Show More Summary

Leading cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers

(National Science Foundation) The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing nearly $30 million in new funding for research in data science and engineering through its Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program.

A Startup Mentality Gives Public Research a Lift

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Defense became the latest agency to adopt a burgeoning start-up boot camp pioneered by the National Science Foundation’s Errol Arkilic. In 2011, Arkilic reached out to Steve Blank, a Stanford...Show More Summary

Scientists present new long-term ecological research

(National Science Foundation) Mars developed in as little as two to four million years after the birth of the solar system, far more quickly than Earth, according to results of a new study published in this week's issue of the journal Nature.

Study shows wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrogen pollution

(National Science Foundation) In agricultural regions such as the US Midwest, excess nitrate from crop fertilizer makes its way into rivers and streams through subsurface drainage channels and agricultural ditches.

Report shows United States leads in science and technology as China rapidly advances

According to the National Science Foundation's new Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 report, the United States is the global leader in science and technology. However, the U.S. global share of science and technology activities is declining as other nations -- especially China -- continue to rise.

Cloud seeding for snow: Does it work? Scientists report first quantifiable observations

(National Science Foundation) For the first time, scientists have obtained direct, quantifiable observations of cloud seeding for increased snowfall -- from the growth of ice crystals, through the processes that occur in clouds, to the eventual snowfall.

State of US science enterprise report shows US leads in S&E as China rapidly advances

(National Science Foundation) According to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Science and Engineering Indicators2018 report released today, the United States is the global leader in science and technology (S&T). However, the U.S. global share of S&T activities is declining as other nations -- especially China -- continue to rise.

NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM

The National Science Foundation is funding this program: NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics]) Funding: The maximum amount for 5-year awards is $600,000 (including indirect costs) and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000 (including indirect costs). Show More Summary

Univision Teaming With TV Academy, PGA, SAG-AFTRA & More On Diversity Initiative

Univision Communications is partnering with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Producers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild?American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, University...Show More Summary

Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier

(National Science Foundation) Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs at this link. Also find related stories on NSF'sLong-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program site.

MSU environmental scientist wins grant to research forest management consequences

(Montana State University) William Kleindl and colleagues will use a $312,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to determine what effect forest management decisions have on forest ecology from local to regional to continental scales.

Future consumer technology from NSF at CES 2018 Eureka Park

(National Science Foundation) Nearly 20 small businesses funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase their early stage technologies at the 2018 CES, a global conference that unveils up-and-coming consumer technolog...

An app that tries to make picking up trash fun just got a $225,000 cash injection from the US government

Litterati is an app that encourages users to pick up and track litter. It has registered almost 1 million pieces of litter, just received $225,000 grant from the US National Science Foundation, and ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. It...Show More Summary

Radio observations point to likely explanation for neutron-star merger phenomena

Three months of observations with the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have allowed astronomers to zero in on the most likely explanation for what happened in the aftermath of the violent collision of a pair of neutron stars in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth. Show More Summary

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