Public Release: 10-Sep-2015 Investing in diversity
With an eye toward improving material science through increased diverse perspectives, the National Science Foundation awarded six Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials awards this year, in its fifth such competition since 2004.
Public Release: 10-Sep-2015 Archaeologists piece together how crew survived 1813 shipwreck in Alaska
Working closely with the US Forest Service and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, an international team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation has begun to piece together an archaeological and historical narrative of how the crew of the wrecked 19th century Russian-American Company sailing ship Neva survived the harsh subarctic winter.
Public Release: 10-Sep-2015 In year of US wildfires, Nepal earthquake, NSF awards $27.5 million in hazards research grants
Wildfires raged through Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California this summer, taking the lives of firefighters and forcing thousands to flee their homes. Months earlier and half a world away, another disaster struck when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal resulted in thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands left homeless and entire villages flattened.
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