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Education 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 a student observing patterns of flowering and pollinators. Novel Answer to That Perennial "Earth Day" Question: "What Can I Do to Help?"
Groups of citizen scientists are making pivotal contributions to research on the Earth, its place in the universe and other natural phenomena
Released  April 19, 2012
Image of a young woman holding a circuit board and next to table with electronics. CalWomenTech Scale Up Project: Proven Tools Attract Women to STEM Training Programs
Project aims to increase recruitment and retention of women in community college STEM programs
Released  April 6, 2012
Photo of a girl using a computer to match shapes to build pictures. Viewing the World Through a "Mathematical Lens" Can Help Young Children Learn Math
Helping children identify and connect the mathematics ideas that they use in daily activities is crucial to learning math at an early age.
Released  February 15, 2012
Photo of a young girl using a ruler on a piece of paper. Understanding Basic Concepts in Spatial Measurement
Researchers work to help elementary school students better comprehend basic measurement skills
Released  January 31, 2012
Students use the PhET Wave Interference simulation. PhET Simulations Provide Interactive Learning Tools
The PhET project, which was founded by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, offers simulations where students can simulate experiments and more
Released  January 25, 2012
Photo of a teacher with two students carrying out a science experiment. "Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology" Initiative Charts New Path for College-level Biology
Meeting the needs of the 21st Century
Released  January 24, 2012
Image of rear computer panel showing wires and USP cords plugged into outlets. Degree Program at Clark State Community College Teaches Students About Cybersecurity
Knowledge in cybersecurity and related careers help to ensure the safety of computer systems, networks and other technology-based equipment
Released  November 10, 2011
Screenshot from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The Earth Exploration Toolbook Wins SPORE Award
Online resource for teachers and students provides data and data analysis tools related to the Earth sciences
Released  October 3, 2011
Image of MABEL, a bipedal robot. Meet MABEL: World's Fastest Two-Legged Robot With Knees
Researchers have made a robot run like a human and that's the height of agility for a two-legged machine
Released  September 30, 2011
Photo of Kara Hayes, Wounded Warrior, presenting a Transition Success Story. Transition STEM: A Wounded Warriors Think Tank Assists Veterans Pursuing STEM Education and Careers
Goal was to discuss what types of support and policies are needed to improve this transition
Released  September 20, 2011
Image of a woman, who is a fellow in Math for America, teaching math to students in a classroom. The Root of a Good Math Teacher
Teachers are learning how to inspire the next generation of math geniuses in Washington, D.C.
Released  September 2, 2011
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears logo. Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Covers Diverse Scientific Themes and Lessons
SPORE-award winning online magazine provides teachers with lessons about the polar regions and beyond
Released  August 31, 2011
DETER testbed server bank At the Forefront of Cyber Security Research
It's all about the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)
Released  August 11, 2011
Screenshot of the Molecular Workbench. The Molecular Workbench Wins SPORE Award
NSF-funded project wins award for being an outstanding online educational resource
Released  August 4, 2011
Interactive Zoom Gallery tool on the Ask a Biologist website. Student Questions Answered by Biologists through PlantingScience and Ask a Biologist
SPORE Award-winning projects are useful online resources for biology
Released  August 4, 2011
Two students learning welding skills at Weld-Ed. Weld-Ed Sparks Training and Development for Welding Students and Educators
Program seeks to meet economic need for an educated and skilled workforce of manufacturers
Released  August 1, 2011
University of Michigan engineering researcher Brent Gillespie uses a prototype of a device. Technology May Soon Turn Thoughts Into Action
NSF funds research to develop potentially life-changing technology for millions of prosthetic-dependent people
Released  July 27, 2011
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 Professor James Hewlett with a red-tailed hawk in hand. Boy or Girl? Understanding How Red-Tailed Hawks Migrate
Researchers and students collaborate on a study to explore the migration patterns of male and female red-tailed hawks in upstate New York
Released  June 24, 2011
Photo of a young woman taking a photo for a paper prototype used to demonstrate the Forage City app. Mobile Action Lab Trains Young People to Design, Develop and Market Apps
NSF-funded Youth Radio’s Mobile Action Lab trains young people to design, develop and market apps based on community needs
Released  May 5, 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
Photo of pencils. Writing Exercises Prompt Improvement in Minority Student Academic Performance
Writing exercises that reflect upon personal values lead to improvement in minority middle-school students' grades and long-term academic performance
Released  March 7, 2011
Photo of young man with his invention and the words Photo Gallery Computer Scientists Bring Digital World to Bronx Kids
Jonathan Santiago, co-founder and managing director of STEM2GETHER, describes his experience working with GreenFab and teaching advanced technical concepts to students in the Bronx
Released  January 6, 2011
Photo of Markita Landry standing with a Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscope. A Trip Abroad to Learn How DNA and Protein Pair Up
Graduate student Markita Landry describes her research, learning experiences and cultural adjustment in Japan as part of NSF's EAPSI program
Released  December 15, 2010
Photo 7 people--Jakub Szefer and Cheng Chen-Mou, and Cheng's research group. A Trip Abroad to Design More Efficient Computer Chips
Graduate student Jakub Szefer describes his experience abroad working with a National Taiwan University professor and designing and implementing a microprocessor simulator, thanks to NSF’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program
Released  December 10, 2010
Screen shot of immunology-based game. Video Game Design Program Boosts Interest in Science Careers
With support from NSF, George Mason University program uses video game design as a way to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Released  November 4, 2010
Photo of Basiru Leigh examining worms under a microscope. Worms May Hold Clues to Neurological Disorders
Basiru Leigh is conducting research on motor neuron disease in the Columbia University lab of Oliver Hobert, thanks to an NSF-supported Harlem Children Society science and engineering mentoring program
Released  September 22, 2010
Photo of fourth-graders using Evolution Readiness software. Students Explore Evolution Through Evolution Readiness Project
An interactive computer model helps teach students about evolution.
Released  September 2, 2010
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
Photo of members of Teacher Advisory Board collaborating on design of CCS application. Customizing Science Instruction With Digital Libraries
Animations, images and interactive media help engage Denver students in earth science
Released  July 29, 2010

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