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Press Release 14-105

NSF and USAID announce global research collaboration awardees

39 new projects will use science and engineering to address global development challenges

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group of Indonesian scientists

Dr. Sang Putu Kaler Surata--of Mahasaraswati University in Indonesia--is devoting his PEER Science project to train the country's future teachers in education for sustainable development. His group is creating course materials to teach students about the agro-ecology of Bali, with an emphasis on subaks, community-level religious institutions that manage irrigation water. The project involves close collaboration with University of Arizona scientist John Stephen Lansing, who studies subaks and the risks they face. Here Dr. Surata and his students pose with local farmers.

Credit: Courtesy of Sang Putu Kaler Surata, Mahasaraswati University


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Seifu Tilahun stands with community farmers and a USAID representative in Ethiopia

Dr. Seifu Tilahun of Ethiopia's Bahir Dar University stands with community farmers and a USAID representative. Tilahun is working to develop soil conservation practices--influenced by both watershed science and the expertise of local farmers--in Ethiopia's Blue Nile Basin. The U.S. partner is Christopher Barrett of Cornell University.

Credit: Courtesy of Seifu Tilahun, Bahir Dar University


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