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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 children studying the feet of a leopard gecko. Mission Possible: Adding Engineering to the K-12 Curriculum
Museum director's dream to teach young students engineering spurs effort to bring technological literacy to all, with support from NSF
Released  September 5, 2012
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
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 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 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
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
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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