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Education & Human Resources (EHR) 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 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 two Long Beach City College ROV Team members launching the ROV in the pool. Engineering Students Build Underwater 'Bot
Long Beach City College's Ian Jasper tells what it's like to be a member of a student team participating in an international remotely operated vehicle competition
Released  September 16, 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
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
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
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
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 Noyce Sholars. Noyce Scholars Learn Classroom Survival Skills
Program benefits future STEM teachers and high-need schools
Released  December 18, 2008
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
Photo shows Gretchen Hofmann and Tom Crombia carrying out a "field repair" on the rover. High School Students Build Antarctic Submersible
Two female high school graduates build an underwater, camera-equipped "rover" that can operate beneath polar ice
Released  April 14, 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
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
Photo of Shirley Ann Jackson and William Bialek Top Scientists Promote Innovative, Multidisciplinary Global Problem-Solving Strategies
 
Released  December 11, 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
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
Child-sized robot meanders museum lobby, as people stare. Creative Minds Mingle: Robotics at the Junction of Art and Engineering
What happens when the real world meets the virtual one? Or, when the art world meets the world of engineering? A New York art professor and her students find out, through the eyes of a roaming robot named Kiru.
Released  May 6, 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

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