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Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) 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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Photo of students participating in the STOMP program. Bringing Engineering to K-12 Classrooms
With NSF support, engineers from Tufts University are bringing engineering to young students.
Released  September 2, 2010
A nine-spotted ladybug 'Lost' Ladybugs Found Again in South Dakota
Research entomologist Louis Hesler takes readers along as he and others search for types of ladybugs that were once common but have become extremely rare in eastern North America
Released  May 21, 2010
Photo of students using XO laptops. XO Laptops Inspire Learning In Birmingham, Alabama
Researchers examine the educational and social effects of making one laptop per child available in selected classrooms, and the impact on student outcomes
Released  April 14, 2010
Image of an interacting galaxy. Coming to a Home Near You: Citizen Science Contributes to Research
Discovery may be in front of your home computer, thanks to "citizen scientist" projects
Released  March 24, 2010
Photo of particpants climbing a tree. Changes in Altitude/Changes in Attitude: Scientists and Policymakers Share Views in the Treetops
Excursion to a rainforest canopy creates a communication bridge between scientists and policymakers
Released  April 13, 2009
Photo of Randy Davis discussing his research on Weddell seals. More and More Scientists Serve Up Science for Mass Consumption
Scientists use innovative, barrier-busting methods to educate the public and decision-makers about cutting-edge science
Released  March 16, 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 rapper C.A.U.T.I.O.N. engaging kids from Washington State exploring the forest environment. Rap Music Brings Science to Urban Youth
Evergreen State University researcher Nalini Nadkarni tells how she incorporates rap music in a science outreach program to interest urban youth in forest ecology
Released  March 9, 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
Photo shows Nalini Nadkarni hanging from her canopy access gear. Tree-Climbing Scientist Makes Surprising Discovery
Researcher Nalini M. Nadkarni describes how tree-top perches provide insight into Mount St. Helens' forest canopy ecology
Released  December 18, 2007
2006 in Review 2006: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported activities highlighted last year
Released  January 9, 2007
Watch this "Virtual Cell" animation to learn how proteins are transported in a cell. Virtual Tools Add New Dimension to Learning
Internet-based resources educate students about archaeology, biology, computer science and geology
Released  April 12, 2006
Student looking through large telescope Real Science for Younger Scientists
Real scientific projects go beyond "cookbook curriculum" and engage students in the unknown.
Released  November 8, 2004

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