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January 18, 2013

The Secrets of Nitrogenase -- GRFP Creating the Future Video Contest

The Secrets of Nitrogenase

Did you know approximately fifty percent of the nitrogen in our bodies comes from an industrial process called the Haber-Bosch process? How is this possible? And why is it important? And what exactly is nitrogenase? Watch and find out more than you ever wanted to know about nitrogen in this video, produced by Candy Hwang for NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) video contest. For 60 years, NSF-supported graduate research fellows have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering and to the nation. As part of the celebration of this anniversary, NSF sponsored the "GRFP: Creating the Future" Video Competition. Current GRFs were asked to submit 90-second videos showing how their research can help shape the future for them as individuals, for their fields of work, and for the world. Hwang's video won second place and was voted the "People's Choice" winner.

Credit: Candy Hwang

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