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Graduate Education (DGE) Discoveries

NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

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students at computer Cybersecurity: It's about way more than countering hackers
Growing professionals in cybersecurity means supporting an interdisciplinary approach that develops sophisticated thinkers
Released  October 30, 2014
Hippocampus cells Artificial brains learn to adapt
Neural networks imitate intelligence of biological brains
Released  May 15, 2014
researcher in a lab testing a mattress for chemicals Crib mattress dangers
NSF-funded researchers discover harmful chemicals in crib mattresses
Released  April 9, 2014
Karen Oberhauser with children observing a flowering plant White House Honors Four Leaders of NSF-Funded Citizen Science Groups Studying Ecology
"Champions of Change" recognized for engaging non-scientists in research
Released  June 25, 2013
A tent-like kiln over woody waste material Helping Landowners With Waste Wood While Improving Agribusiness and Energy
NSF Innovation Corps allowed researcher to explore business model for offering biochar products
Released  December 14, 2012
Photo of water crossed by fallen logs in a healthy wetland. Bridging the Gap Between Scientists and the Public Through Communication
Alex Mayer and his doctoral students are finding effective ways to explain water issues to students, policymakers and the media
Released  June 30, 2011
Photo of President Obama speaking at TechBoston Academy. President Obama Highlights Success of Technology-driven TechBoston Academy
NSF support of Boston public school promotes teacher development and student learning in science, technology, engineering and math
Released  March 30, 2011
Images of the top and front of hominin skulls. Researchers Consider Ancestry of Recent Fossil Finds
Thought experiment stresses consequences of placing newly discovered fossils on human family tree
Released  March 16, 2011
Photo of Starry Sprenkle demonstrating the use of a new GPS unit to her staffers. Amidst Earthquake in Haiti, Ecologist Puts Down Roots
NSF graduate research fellow Starry Sprenkle describes life and her ecological research project in Haiti, and the impact of the devastating earthquake
Released  April 5, 2010
Illustration showing H. pylori liquefying stomach mucin to cross over to the epithelium cells. How Bacteria Get Past Our Defenses
Research team uncovers how the bacterium that causes ulcers travels through the sticky gels of stomach mucus
Released  November 4, 2009
Photo of the submersible Alvin that was used to collect sediment from methane seeps. Exploring the Mysteries of the Ocean Floor
Scientists travel to the seafloor to learn how deep sea organisms use the sun-less chemical environment to thrive
Released  October 14, 2009
Photo of Alexis Webb, in brain hat and in front of an actual brain, answering a visitor's question. How Jellybeans Can Reveal Neuroscience to the Public
Graduate student Alexis Webb describes her experiences in partnering with fellow neuroscience students to create a program to help neuroscientists communicate with the public
Released  July 7, 2009
Photo of William Stillman in the lab evaluating the effects of focused terahertz radiation. Plasma Waves Studied for New Electronics
With NSF support, long-time electrical engineer William Stillman talks about his return to school and the focus of his research involving terahertz radiation
Released  July 1, 2009
Photo of Ryan Miyakawa warming up the orchestra before recording The Nano Song. Nanotechnology Video Wins Competition, Scores Big Hit on YouTube
While nanotechnology is a field that is generally not well understood by the public, Ryan Miyakawa and fellow graduate students at the University of California Berkeley found a way to both enlighten and entertain non-scientists with this topic
Released  May 11, 2009
Photo of a rat neuron filled with an agent. How to Listen to One Brain Cell at a Time
NSF Graduate Research Fellow Carl Schoonover presents his take on some of the intangibles of a complex method that measures neural activity
Released  May 10, 2009
Photo of a transmission tower that failed. Students Venture Into the Hearts of Violent Storms
Texas Tech grad student and IGERT trainee Tanya Brown describes conducting research amid thunderstorms and hurricanes
Released  April 22, 2009
Photo of a Louisiana crayfish caught from Lake Liangzi, China, with help from local fishermen. Louisiana Crayfish: Good, Bad and Delicious
University of Notre Dame graduate students Matthew Barnes and Ashley Baldridge travel to China to better understand why some welcome the introduction of Louisiana crayfish despite the damage the invaders do to native fishes and crops
Released  April 15, 2009
Cross-sectional view of a cadmium telluride thin film on glass via a scanning electron microscope. Making Nanoscale Solar Cells in China
Graduate student Meghan Schulz talks about conducting research and engaging in cultural exchanges during an international internship in Shanghai
Released  April 7, 2009
Photo of Michael Loranty wiring one of many sap flow sensors in the aspen stand. Taking the Pulse of the Forest
Michael Loranty describes 'wiring' a forest for research to determine how much water the trees use
Released  March 18, 2009
Eight thumbnail images and 2008 in Review 2008: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities that made news last year
Released  March 13, 2009
Photo of Joshua Atwood removing an invasive plant from Manoa Valley on the island of O'ahu. Saving Hawaii From Alien Plants
Graduate student Joshua Atwood talks about analyzing state environmental policies and participating in surveys to detect non-native plant species on O’ahu during his NSF-supported internship
Released  February 13, 2009
Photo of Susannah Gordon-Messer working on the fluorescence microscope used for her research. Teaching Is in This Scientist's Genes
Doctoral student Susannah Gordon-Messer talks about her research and her science outreach using “bouncy, sticky, slimy chemistry” to educate and inspire young minds
Released  October 10, 2008
Photo showing area one year after the 2006 Tripod Complex fires in northern Washington. Economist Hedges Bets on Wildfires in California
Social scientist Joanne Ho describes an interdisciplinary approach to researching the risks to residents, homes and firefighters in areas threatened by wildfires
Released  September 8, 2008
John Chmiola holds an electrochemical capacitor's electrode. Supercapacitors Could Be Key to a Green Energy Future
John Chmiola, a doctoral student at Drexel University, is doing groundbreaking work on supercapacitors
Released  July 30, 2008
Photo of insect mine on a 53 million-year-old fossil from Wyoming's Bighorn Basin. Hunt for Fossils Finds Warning for Warming Earth
Graduate student Ellen Currano provides a glimpse of paleontological fieldwork, describing how she collects fossil leaves for research studying the effects of climate change on plants and insect herbivores
Released  May 27, 2008
Mike Wininger at the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Hsinchu Xian, Taiwan At the Crossroads of Stem Cells and Computer Science
A Rutgers University graduate student takes readers on a journey from Piscataway, New Jersey, to Hsinchu, Taiwan, and shares some experiences with East-West collaboration, stem cell sorting and computer science
Released  March 20, 2008
2007 In Review 2007: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities reported last year
Released  January 30, 2008
Man helps student aim digital camera at garden. Science, Education and Community: Organically Grown
Community gardens are sowing more than seeds, thanks to a project bringing students, educators, researchers and neighbors together to cultivate food and science together. First introduced in 11 U.S. cities, Garden Mosaics is now going global.
Released  November 18, 2005
Illustration shows circular mechanical valve inside heart. Artificial Heart Valves Face the Curdled Milk Test
A graduate student and her colleagues have developed what they think is a better way to test artificial heart valves. Using curdled milk as a blood substitute, their approach could improve preclinical testing of new devices, saving money and lives.
Released  April 26, 2005
Students watch as robot rolls down plank. Classroom Science Gets a Makeover: NSF Fellows Bring Hands-on Lessons to Young Students
For one North Carolina engineering professor, making science accessible to all means starting young. Together with a team of university engineering students, Laura Bottomley brought hands-on science to every elementary classroom in a local district.
Released  April 6, 2005

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