News Release 19-012
Help NSF get to South by Southwest
Voting is open now
August 5, 2019
The National Science Foundation needs your help. We have proposed several fascinating panels comprising an all-star cast of NSF-funded scientists, filmmakers, inventors, small business founders and partners for the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Now we need your support— and your vote —to get our panels picked.
To ensure we're able to spotlight cutting-edge research, innovation and the men and women who make it happen, please vote for the NSF-submitted panels below and spread the word to encourage other people in your community to vote.
Voting is open now and closes Friday, Aug. 23, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
The NSF-related panels you can vote for this year are listed below.
Wildlife Rangers Armed with AI
Wildlife parks are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict when and where wildlife crimes will occur, helping rangers -- who often patrol vast expanses -- thwart crime and stay safe.
The Future of Healing: Engineering Longer Life
Learn about the processes, pitfalls and ethics of tissue engineering and find out how far -– or close –- is a future where we can rebuild parts of our bodies from scratch.
The Rigors of Scientific Filmmaking in Antarctica
With bitter cold, rough seas and howling winds, making movies in Antarctica is no simple task. Learn how scientists and filmmakers operate in this unforgiving environment to bring you stories of the animals, people and places that exist at the end of the world.
What's Next in Wearables and Personal Sensors
Wearable technology lets us now monitor sleep, hydration and even chronic medical issues. Learn how far we've come and what the next generation of advanced wearables can do from the scientist-turned-entrepreneurs making it possible.
The Science of Sustainable Food
Hear about the science and ingenuity that it takes to bring your next delicious meal from the lab to the table and what it takes for a company to make it in this increasingly crowded field.
Preventing Space Weather Disasters
Our knowledge of what drives space weather is nearly a century behind our knowledge of what drives weather on Earth. A new NSF-funded telescope will take an extreme close-up of the sun and revolutionize our understanding of how stars work.
Click the links above to go to the voting website, create a SXSW Panel Picker account, and cast your vote today!
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