Science and Technology Centers (STCs):
The Science and Technology Centers (STCs): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any areas of science and engineering that NSF supports. STCs investments support the NSF vision of advancing discovery, innovation and education beyond the frontiers of current knowledge, and empowering future generations in science and engineering.
The National Science Foundation established the Science and Technology Centers Program in 1987. The objective was to mount an innovative, interdisciplinary campaign in important areas of basic research. STCs have grown from a new idea into a vital network of programs. They have catalyzed breakthroughs, built bridges of exchange with industry, spun off new technologies and businesses, and trained young scientists and engineers.
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STCs In the News
- NSF awards $94 million to create four new Science and Technology Centers
- Historic $12.7 Million Gift to BEACON Science and Technology Center
- Dr. Victoria Orphan, a science leader at the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), received the MacArthur “genius” grant
- NSF BioXFEL Researchers Create a Better Way to Find Out 'When'
- NSF BioXFEL Researchers Capture Ultrafast Molecular Motion
- Eli Yablonovitch, PI on the STC Center for Energy Efficient Electronics at UC Berkeley, has won the 2016 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize
- Science Director Dr. John Spence at the STC BioXFEL named Royal Society Fellow
- Magnetic Chips to Dramatically Increase Computing's Energy Efficiency
- Human-level Concept Learning through Probabilistic Program Induction
Others STCs Related Information
- Profiles in the Team Science