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Engineers Week 2006: NSF Research Highlights

Today's engineers are inspiration for the future

Penelope SIS prepares for her surgical debut.

Penelope SIS prepares for her surgical debut.

February 23, 2006

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Engineers Week 2006 has arrived, and with it a chance to look back on the breakthroughs and developments engineers delivered in 2005.

NSF has a long history of supporting engineering, devoting more than $550 million dollars last year alone. The results of those investments have been rewarding, as the following 2005 highlights reveal.

Mitigating Damage from Disasters

Enhancing Human Capability

Improving Medical Technologies

Promoting Sustainability

New technologies and techniques


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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, its budget is $7.8 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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