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Jan Cuny, Program Director for Computer Science Education and Workforce Development, shares her thoughts on expanding access to computer science courses.

Keith Marzullo, Division Director for Computer and Network Systems, shares his thoughts on Cyber-Physical Systems.

Special Announcements

New CISE is pleased to welcome new AD Jim Kurose

NSF released an updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. To see all the significant changes, click here.

NSF recognized Computer Science Education Week!  We announced new partnerships to improve access to computer science education.  The College Board, with NSF funding, is launching a new AP Computer Science Principles course.  Learn more about our efforts and the future of computer science education here.

Algorithms in the Field (AitF) program webinar - Thursday December 18, 2014 - presentation slides and script, are available here.

NSF/Intel Partnership on Visual and Experiential Computing (VEC) program webinar – Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - presentation slides and script are available here.

The report from the NSF-sponsored Cybersecurity Ideas Lab contains actionable recommendations for enhancing the security of the Internet ecosystem.

New Dear Colleague Letters
  • I/UCRC Clusters for Grand Challenges (NSF 15-034)  More...
  • Computing About the Ebola Virus (NSF 15-017)  More...
  • CPS EAGERs Supporting Participation in the Global City Teams Challenge (NSF 15-015)  More...
  • Stimulating Collaboration Between United States and European Union Robotics Researchers (NSF 15-011)  More...
  • Optics and Photonics (NSF 14-091) More....
  • Opportunity for Support of Innovative Managing Director Models in I/UCRC Organizations (NSF 14-029)  More.....
  • Research on Privacy in Today's Networked World (NSF 14-021)  More.... 
  • Stimulating Integrative Research in Computational Cognition (NSF 14-019) More...
  • SaTC EAGERs Enabling New Collaborations Between Computer and Social Scientists (NSF 14-016)  More...
  • US Ignite:  Seeking Next-Generation Public Sector Applications for Ultra-Fast, Programmable Networks (NSF 13-121)  More.....
  • OFR-NSF Partnership in Support of Research Collaborations in Finance Informatics (NSF 13-093)  More... 

All CISE Dear Colleague Letters can be found at:  http://www.nsf.gov/cise/dcl/

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

STEM + Computing Partnerships
(NSF  15-537) Posted January 9, 2015

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science
(NSF  15-536) Posted January 8, 2015

Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Data, Networking, and Innovation Program
(NSF  15-534) Posted December 22, 2014

Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks
(NSF  15-532) Posted December 19, 2014

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes
(NSF  15-531) Posted December 18, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems
(NSF  14-611) Full Proposal: January 26, 2015, INTEGRATIVE FOUNDATIONS

Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability
(NSF  15-511) Full Proposal: January 27, 2015

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity
(NSF  14-610) Full Proposal: January 28, 2015

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future
(NSF  14-591) Full Proposal: January 29, 2015

Benchmarks of Realistic Scientific Application Performance of Large-Scale Computing Systems
(PD  15-7685) Full Proposal: February 2, 2015

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News See All
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Released January 20, 2015
Press Release
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Released January 16, 2015
News From the Field
Images of a mouse brain segment enlarged Bigger is better for brain tissue understanding
Released January 15, 2015
Press Release
images of a mouse brain segment enlarged MIT team enlarges brain samples, making them easier to image
Released January 15, 2015
News From the Field
Events Calendar See All

January 28, 2015
Social Dynamics in Online Cancer Support Groups

January 28, 2015
Social Dynamics in Online Cancer Support Groups

January 29, 2015
Cyberlearning - Learning as a long game: Designing for making in drop-in spaces

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Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies
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Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
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