Slide title: Transformative Research
Slide words: Radically change our understanding of an important existing scientific or engineering concept or educational practice
Lead to the creation of a new paradigm or field of science, engineering, or education
Challenge current understanding or conventional wisdom
Provide pathways to new frontiers
Ideas, discoveries, or tools that:
Slide image: Cover of the National Science Board document entitled, "Enhancing Support of Transformative Research at the National Science Foundation" May 7, 2007. On the cover is a butterfly wing composed of many scientific images.
Cover design by: James J. Caras, National Science Foundation
Image credits (clockwise from top): Marcus Thiebaux, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California. Research and photo by Component Technology Group at Ball Semiconductor Inc. (US Pat. 5,955,776; Akira Ishikawa (Founder)--Spherical Shaped Semiconductor Integrated Circuit. Boston Microsystems, Inc. Bob Wilhelmson, NCSA and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Lou Wicker, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Severe Storms Laboratory; Matt Gilmore and Lee Cronce, University of Illinois atmospheric science department; visualization by Donna Cox, Robert Patterson, Stuart Levy, Matt Hall and Alex Betts, NCSA. Trevor R. Anderson. Henry Kaiser, NSF. U.S. Global Change Research Information Office. California Institute of Technology. NSF Multimedia Gallery.
CBST, managed by the University of California, Davis. Illustration by James J. Caras, NSF. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University. NSF Multimedia Gallery
Slide background image: A model of cells within the lateral geniculate nucleus (LCN).
Slide background credit: Greg Hood, John Burkardt and Greg Foss of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Design by: Adrian Apodaca, National Science Foundation