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The three goals outlined in the plan also highlight this historical dynamic.
They are summed up by three key words: People, Ideas, and Tools.
NSF is as much about preparing a world-class workforce as it is about discovery. Thatís a primary benefit from our support of academic research... and thatís been the intent for NSF since its start.
We continually help break new ground through the research and education we support, but we canít let the new knowledge generated lie fallow.
And the tools -- the research platforms, telescopes, databases, and user facilities -- open up the new vistas and frontiers for learning and discovery.