Celebrate four decades of NSF Engineering with us on May 10


April 22, 2021

The year 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the NSF Directorate for Engineering, which was established on March 8, 1981. From the beginning, the Directorate's support for engineering breakthroughs helped create the nation's future security, prosperity, and technological leadership.

Today, NSF continues to invest in fundamental engineering research across manufacturing, infrastructure, sustainability, health, and many other areas. These investments will continue Engineering's legacy in the decades to come.

We invite you to celebrate four decades of creating the future on May 10, 2021, beginning at 11:00 AM Eastern time.

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The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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