NSF invests in mid-scale research infrastructure
The U.S. National Science Foundation is investing in 10 mid-scale research infrastructure projects totaling $127 million. These infrastructure projects include designing next generation radars, superconducting magnets, ocean bottom seismographs, and internet security. Other projects include developing tools for studying the online behavior of people and the platforms they use, learning about underground ecosystems, and fabricating new types of integrated circuits to enable research to advance semiconductor technology.
"U.S. researchers need cutting-edge tools to stay at the forefront of science and technology," said NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. "NSF is committed to filling this mid-scale space in the American scientific research infrastructure by investing in research facilities and instrumentation that advance next-generation discoveries."
The infrastructure projects include:
- Design of Superconducting Magnet, led by Florida State University.
- Design of Internet Security Infrastructure, led by University of California-San Diego.
- Design and Construction of Ocean-Bottom Seismographs, led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
- EduceLab: Infrastructure for Next Generation Heritage Science, led by the University of Kentucky.
- Observatory for Online Human and Platform Behavior, led by Northeastern University.
- Facility for Open Research in a Compressed Environment, led by Arizona State University.
- Implementation of a National Silicon Carbide Research Fabrication Facility, led by the University of Arkansas.
- Atmospheric Science and Chemistry Measurement Network, led by Georgia Institute of Technology.
- A Deep Soil Ecotron Facility to Explore Belowground Communities and Ecosystem Processes, led by University of Idaho.
- Next Generation Radar Designs, led by Associated Universities, Inc.
NSF recognizes that mid-scale research infrastructure is crucial to the success of the entire scientific research infrastructure ecosystem.
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