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Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) 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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children assembling test circuits Engineering for all
The "maker movement" shines a spotlight on DIY design and manufacturing
Released  June 17, 2014
Screenshot from student-designed game Tech Sandbox: The playground of neural engineering
University of Washington students compete in creating projects that demonstrate the core principles of neural engineering
Released  May 7, 2014
Illustration of an eyeball with retinal implant How to build a brain-machine interface
New-generation brain technologies are now in use thanks to new body-compatible materials, smaller electronics and better sensors designed by engineers
Released  April 24, 2014
President Obama tours a classroom at Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas Designs on the Future of High-school Engineering: UTeachEngineering
What started as a teacher training program morphed into a year-long, high school engineering course and multiple professional development opportunities
Released  June 21, 2013
Brenda Philips, University of Massachusetts Amherst New Radar System Provides Earlier Severe Weather Alerts
Research conducted through NSF’s U.S. Ignite program connects radar systems to ultra high-speed networks
Released  February 12, 2013
Photo of the Seawall experiment in the Large Wave Flume at Oregon State University. Building Tsunami-resistant Cities
Mary Beth Oshnack describes her undergraduate and graduate research to understand tsunami wave forces and improve building construction in hazard-prone coastal communities
Released  October 20, 2009
Photo of JBEI Director Jay Keasling with Rajit Sapar in lab with a beaker of cellulose sludge. Microbe Metabolism Harnessed to Produce Fuel
NSF-supported researchers use synthetic biology technology to engineer the next generation of biofuels
Released  September 10, 2009
Photo of person with disabilities piloting a robotic mobility and manipulation system in kitchen. Robotic Systems Help People With Disabilities
Bioengineering and mechanical engineering professor Rory Cooper describes how rapid prototyping and robotics are providing promising solutions for those with severe manipulation and mobility challenges
Released  August 21, 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
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
2006 in Review 2006: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported activities highlighted last year
Released  January 9, 2007
Students participating in David Snider's class measure the dimensions of a work of modern art. The Art of Engineering
Professor uses the fine arts to broaden students' engineering perspectives
Released  September 11, 2006
Fiberglass-polymer composites form the core of a renovated bridge deck in Springfield, Mo. Easy Up, Not-So-Easy Down
Builders replace bridge in only days using lightweight, corrosion-resistant composites
Released  March 2, 2006
The 3D-Seek software rapidly locates objects with only a few quick steps. Doodle Search
New software can hunt through online catalogs using only a sketch
Released  February 23, 2006
The Bernard M. Gordon Prize medal Engineering Educators Receive Prestigious Gordon Prize
2006 prize recognizes development of new curriculum that addresses real-world industry needs
Released  January 17, 2006
This illustration compares the artificial cochlea to its mammalian counterpart. New Sensor Based on Human Organ Is No Tin Ear
Precision micromachining yields life-size, precise, artificial cochlea
Released  November 3, 2005
The new nanofountain probe produced these patterns; features are as thin as 40 nanometers The World’s Smallest Fountain Pen?
New microscope tips use capillary action to print patterns tens of nanometers across
Released  October 5, 2005
An unmanned aerial vehicle searches wreckage for survivors in Pearlington, Miss. Small, Unmanned Aircraft Search for Survivors in Katrina Wreckage
Hurricane search and rescue is one of first domestic uses of such vehicles
Released  September 14, 2005
the 10.2-channel surround sound system, Academy-Award Winning Cinema Pioneer Creates Theater Sound for the 21st Century
Tom Holman, developer of the Lucasfilm THX Sound System© used in thousands of movie theaters, is an audio engineer at the forefront of movie theater acoustics and speaker technology.
Released  September 29, 2003

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