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Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Early career scientists and engineers receive highest honor from the White House
On Monday, 102 men and women received the United States government's highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers-- the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The National Science Foundation nominated 20 of the awardees.

Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
lisajoy@nsf.gov
703-292-8311
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
Red moon at night; stargazer's delight
Monday night's lunar eclipse proved just as delightful as expected to those able to view it. On the East Coast, cloudy skies may have gotten in the way, but at the National Science Foundation's National Optical Astronomy Observatory near Tucson, Ariz., the skies offered impressive viewing, as seen from the pictures provided here.

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
The National Science Foundation names Feng Zhang its Alan T. Waterman Awardee for 2014
The National Science Foundation named Feng Zhang the 2014 recipient of its Alan T. Waterman Award. This award is NSF's highest honor that annually recognizes an outstanding researcher under the age of 35 and funds his or her research in any field of science or engineering. Zhang's research focuses on understanding how the brain works.

Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
lisajoy@nsf.gov
703-292-8311
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Nature Communications
Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon
Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including Florida International University scientist Rene Price.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
Remotely operated aircraft successfully tested as tool for measuring changes in polar ice sheets
Scientists studying the behavior of the world's ice sheets--and the future implications of ice sheet behavior for global sea-level rise--may soon have a new airborne tool that will allow radar measurements that previously would have been prohibitively expensive or difficult to carry out with manned aircraft.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Investing in the future through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation has announced this year's recipients of Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). The graduate students awarded the GRF in 2014 represent a diverse group of scientific disciplines and come from all states and the District of Columbia, as well as commonwealths and territories of the United States. They are also a diverse group of individuals. Among the 2,000 awardees, 1,069 are women, 382 are from underrepresented minority groups, 55 are persons with disabilities, and 37 are veterans.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program receives 2014 Public Service Award for a group
Today the National Science Board announced that a long-running program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the recipient of its 2014 Public Service Award for a group. AAAS' Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program connects science with policy and fosters a network of science and engineering leaders who understand government and policymaking.

Contact: Nadine Lymn
nlymn@nsf.gov
703-292-2490
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Federal science and engineering obligations to universities and colleges dropped by 11 percent in FY
In fiscal year 2011, federal agencies obligated $31.4 billion to 1,134 academic institutions for science and engineering activities, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Environmental stewardship motivates latest White House Champions of Change
Benjamin Blonder and Billy Spitzer are among 14 environmental and conservation leaders honored by the White House as Champions of Change at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., last week for their work on environmental stewardship and community involvement.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Bioethicist Arthur Caplan receives 2014 Public Service Award for an individual
Today the National Science Board announced that renowned bioethicist Arthur Caplan, a global leader in medical ethics, is the 2014 recipient of its Public Service Award for an individual.

Contact: Nadine Lymn
nlymn@nsf.gov
703-292-2490
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Richard Tapia, mathematician and mentor, receives 2014 Vannevar Bush Award
Today the National Science Board announced that mathematician Richard Tapia, a leader in mentoring minorities in science, engineering and mathematics fields, is the 2014 recipient of its Vannevar Bush Award.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Nadine Lymn
nlymn@nsf.gov
703-292-2490
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
Nature
Analysis: Industry-sponsored academic inventions spur increased innovation
Industry-sponsored, academic research leads to innovative patents and licenses, says a new analysis led by Brian Wright, University of California, Berkeley professor of agricultural and resource economics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8485
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 18-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rocky Mountain wildflower season lengthens by more than a month
A 39-year study of wildflower blooms in a Colorado Rocky Mountain meadow shows that more than two-thirds of alpine flowers have changed their blooming patterns in response to climate change.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 18-Mar-2014
NSF-funded researchers say Antarctic telescope may have provided the first direct evidence of cosmic
Researchers with the National Science Foundation-funded BICEP2 Collaboration today announced that their telescope in Antarctica has allowed them to collect what they believe is the first direct evidence for cosmic inflation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 14-Mar-2014
New strategic plan guides NSF through 2018
The National Science Foundation has released a new strategic plan in concert with the President's Budget Request to Congress for NSF in fiscal year 2015. The plan, titled, 'Investing in Science, Engineering and Education for the Nation's Future,' sets goals to guide the agency through 2018.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Computer model predicts vastly different ecosystem in Antarctica's Ross Sea in the coming century
The Ross Sea, a major, biologically productive Antarctic ecosystem, 'clearly will be extensively modified by future climate change' in the coming decades as rising temperatures and changing wind patterns create longer periods of ice-free open water, affecting the life cycles of both predators and prey, according to a paper published by researchers funded by the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
New bilateral pilot opportunity will fund collaborations between US and UK bioscience researchers
A new, two-year pilot opportunity -- known as the US NSF/BIO-UK BBSRC Lead Agency Pilot Opportunity -- is being formally launched today.

Contact: Lily Whiteman
lwhitema@nsf.gov
703-292-8310
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
National Science Foundation presents FY 2015 budget request
The FY15 Budget Request for NSF of $7.3 billion supports investments in fundamental research across all scientific disciplines, engineering and education that continue to enhance our national economy, security and quality of life. The budget request represents an increase of about 1 percent over the FY 2014 appropriation of $7.2 billion.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
President Obama honors exemplary math and science teachers
Teachers know something about snow days. A snow and ice storm hit Washington, D.C., as about 100 science and mathematics teachers arrived here on March 2. The next day, they traveled by Metro and by foot through heavy snow to the White House, where they met with the President, the pinnacle of a three-day visit to the nation's capital.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Climate of Genghis Khan's ancient time extends long shadow over Asia of today
Climate was very much on Genghis Khan's side as he expanded his Mongol Empire across northeastern Asia. That link between Mongolia's climate and its human history echoes down the centuries, according to findings reported in this week's issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Lawns across America: Is the US becoming 1 shade of green?
How their human residents manage that icon of America, the urban lawn, or so hypothesized a team of scientists. However, when they conducted a study comparing residential landscapes in these six cities, they discovered that lawn care practices had fewer similarities than they expected.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-Feb-2014
Nature
Volcanoes, including Mount Hood in the US, can quickly become active
New research results suggest that magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Oregon's Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid conditions for thousands of years.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 7-Feb-2014
Catalyzing gigabit apps for learning and workforce development
Wonder how we'll be using the Internet in five to 10 years? Take a look at Kansas City and Chattanooga, where experiments in high-speed networking are taking shape.

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
US lead in science and technology shrinking
The United States' predominance in science and technology eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations--particularly China and South Korea--rapidly increased their innovation capacities.

Contact: Deborah Wing
dwing@nsf.gov
703-292-5344
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Feb-2014
Science
2013 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge winners named
Today the National Science Foundation and the journal Science named 18 winners, honorable mentions and People's Choice awardees in the highly acclaimed International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8485
National Science Foundation

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