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Education Discoveries

NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

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inaugural national science board members wearing party hats It's our birthday!
A celebration of NSF-funded research
Released  May 10, 2016
Photo showing two researchers interviewing locals in the mountains Language and earthquakes: Insights in disaster response
In post-quake Nepal, language provides window into 'invisible damage'
Released  April 28, 2016
woman holding a baby touching a screen Math without numbers
Researchers show humans and other animals can understand quantities, even without language
Released  April 27, 2016
animation showing a salamander strolling Earth's weird and wonderful animal models
Simple creatures reveal fundamental biological insights
Released  April 21, 2016
earth day infographic Infographic: Earth Day at NSF
NSF investments help us understand and protect the environment
Released  April 18, 2016
Sarah Laszlo prepares a subject to measure brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG). Neuroscience research into dyslexia leads to 'brainprints'
Project aimed at predicting reading problems yields unexpected benefits in biometrics
Released  April 14, 2016
MTBI students at poster session Math for the real world
Student-driven research program applies math to thorny social and biological problems
Released  April 13, 2016
researchers test water in a kitchen while the resident is watching Flint water crisis: For young engineers, a lesson on the importance of listening
Students in engineering ethics class helped uncover lead levels in Flint water, learned to listen to community in distress
Released  March 23, 2016
Generic Discovery Image Pioneering women in STEM -- how many do you know?
This Women's History Month, test your knowledge of some of the most incredible scientists and engineers that have paved the way for modern scientific exploration
Released  March 11, 2016
France Cordova and Gabriela Gonzalez at LIGO Celebrating women in science and engineering
NSF Director shares her thoughts on Women's History Month
Released  March 3, 2016
Tova N. Williams in her lab Celebrating Black History Month with our research fellows
Students in NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program tell their stories
Released  February 9, 2016
ACEAP participants at sunset Spreading the word
'Educator ambassadors' learn, then share #NSFastronomy
Released  December 10, 2015
An infographic shows examples of how NSF-supported cybersecurity research protects people Infographic: How NSF-supported research keeps you safe online
NSF investments in interdisciplinary research helped develop many of the web's basic protections
Released  October 19, 2015
Josh Pauli working with a student in the lab. Creating a white hat nation
Josh Pauli, Director of the CyberCorps program at Dakota State University, explains what it takes to train an army of ethical cybersecurity experts
Released  October 9, 2015
man and child look at a rain gauge in a driveway Be a (citizen) scientist!
A celebration of open science and innovation
Released  September 30, 2015
student and professor in a glass lab A sustainable model for academic diversity
Outreach from NSF-supported Lehigh-Penn State research institute focuses on long-term impact
Released  September 18, 2015
students at computers Summer camps seed student interest in cybersecurity
Program reaches 1,400 middle- and high-school students across the nation
Released  September 9, 2015
Brian Nosek and reporter Video: The basics of reproducibility
The president of the Center for Open Science discusses his work
Released  September 1, 2015
cyberlearning Back to school with new cyberlearning tools
Classroom learning technologies fuse computational modeling and data analysis to improve student learning
Released  August 27, 2015
computerscreen showing an image from The Mars Rover video game Collaboratively exploring virtual worlds
Researchers from the Pentagon, Lockheed Martin and StandardsWork create platform for learning math and programming skills
Released  June 29, 2015
Kid on a stationary bike in the Hank Virtual Environments Lab Beyond looking both ways
SBE-funded researchers ask a fundamental safety question: What are kids thinking when crossing the street?
Released  June 26, 2015
Concept sketches of a toy helicopter in skWiki Tools for real-time visual collaboration
Indiana and Purdue University professors design cyberlearning system to make sharing ideas easier
Released  June 10, 2015
screenshot from the game Progenitor X Games for good: Learning while you play
University of Wisconsin-Madison lab creates, studies cyberlearning tools
Released  May 15, 2015
A University Success student working with seals on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea. Increasing opportunities for Alaska Natives in science and engineering
An evolving pipeline model promotes STEM careers while changing attitudes
Released  April 30, 2015
kids looking at a device Increasing ecological understanding with virtual worlds and augmented reality
Harvard researchers develop cyberlearning technologies for environmental education
Released  April 24, 2015
student working on a tablet in a classroom Classroom as virtual phenomenon
University of Illinois professor uses cyberlearning to bring scientific processes to life
Released  April 17, 2015
two girls with crayons, a robot and cubes Teaching tykes to program robots
Tufts University researcher creates cyberlearning tools for young children
Released  April 10, 2015
screenshot showing virtual human characters Virtual role-play and robo-tutors
Cyberlearning project teaches language and cross-cultural communication with avatars and robots
Released  April 8, 2015
screenshot showing an experiment in Internet routing included in the GENI Massive Open Online Course Hands-on training for tomorrow's Internet engineers
NYU researchers give students around the world real-world networking experiences through NSF-supported GENI wireless resources
Released  March 25, 2015
Teachers in front of a building Encouraging diversity in computer science education
Effort from University of Virginia trains teachers to recruit, appeal to all students
Released  March 7, 2015

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