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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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Photo of Kara Hayes, Wounded Warrior, presenting a Transition Success Story. Transition STEM: A Wounded Warriors Think Tank Assists Veterans Pursuing STEM Education and Careers
Goal was to discuss what types of support and policies are needed to improve this transition
Released  September 20, 2011
Image of a woman, who is a fellow in Math for America, teaching math to students in a classroom. The Root of a Good Math Teacher
Teachers are learning how to inspire the next generation of math geniuses in Washington, D.C.
Released  September 2, 2011
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears logo. Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Covers Diverse Scientific Themes and Lessons
SPORE-award winning online magazine provides teachers with lessons about the polar regions and beyond
Released  August 31, 2011
DETER testbed server bank At the Forefront of Cyber Security Research
It's all about the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)
Released  August 11, 2011
Screenshot of the Molecular Workbench. The Molecular Workbench Wins SPORE Award
NSF-funded project wins award for being an outstanding online educational resource
Released  August 4, 2011
Interactive Zoom Gallery tool on the Ask a Biologist website. Student Questions Answered by Biologists through PlantingScience and Ask a Biologist
SPORE Award-winning projects are useful online resources for biology
Released  August 4, 2011
Two students learning welding skills at Weld-Ed. Weld-Ed Sparks Training and Development for Welding Students and Educators
Program seeks to meet economic need for an educated and skilled workforce of manufacturers
Released  August 1, 2011
University of Michigan engineering researcher Brent Gillespie uses a prototype of a device. Technology May Soon Turn Thoughts Into Action
NSF funds research to develop potentially life-changing technology for millions of prosthetic-dependent people
Released  July 27, 2011
Photo of water crossed by fallen logs in a healthy wetland. Bridging the Gap Between Scientists and the Public Through Communication
Alex Mayer and his doctoral students are finding effective ways to explain water issues to students, policymakers and the media
Released  June 30, 2011
Photo of Professor James Hewlett with a red-tailed hawk in hand. Boy or Girl? Understanding How Red-Tailed Hawks Migrate
Researchers and students collaborate on a study to explore the migration patterns of male and female red-tailed hawks in upstate New York
Released  June 24, 2011
Photo of a young woman taking a photo for a paper prototype used to demonstrate the Forage City app. Mobile Action Lab Trains Young People to Design, Develop and Market Apps
NSF-funded Youth Radio’s Mobile Action Lab trains young people to design, develop and market apps based on community needs
Released  May 5, 2011
Photo of President Obama speaking at TechBoston Academy. President Obama Highlights Success of Technology-driven TechBoston Academy
NSF support of Boston public school promotes teacher development and student learning in science, technology, engineering and math
Released  March 30, 2011
Photo of pencils. Writing Exercises Prompt Improvement in Minority Student Academic Performance
Writing exercises that reflect upon personal values lead to improvement in minority middle-school students' grades and long-term academic performance
Released  March 7, 2011
Photo of young man with his invention and the words Photo Gallery Computer Scientists Bring Digital World to Bronx Kids
Jonathan Santiago, co-founder and managing director of STEM2GETHER, describes his experience working with GreenFab and teaching advanced technical concepts to students in the Bronx
Released  January 6, 2011
Photo of Markita Landry standing with a Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscope. A Trip Abroad to Learn How DNA and Protein Pair Up
Graduate student Markita Landry describes her research, learning experiences and cultural adjustment in Japan as part of NSF's EAPSI program
Released  December 15, 2010
Photo 7 people--Jakub Szefer and Cheng Chen-Mou, and Cheng's research group. A Trip Abroad to Design More Efficient Computer Chips
Graduate student Jakub Szefer describes his experience abroad working with a National Taiwan University professor and designing and implementing a microprocessor simulator, thanks to NSF’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program
Released  December 10, 2010
Screen shot of immunology-based game. Video Game Design Program Boosts Interest in Science Careers
With support from NSF, George Mason University program uses video game design as a way to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Released  November 4, 2010
Photo of Basiru Leigh examining worms under a microscope. Worms May Hold Clues to Neurological Disorders
Basiru Leigh is conducting research on motor neuron disease in the Columbia University lab of Oliver Hobert, thanks to an NSF-supported Harlem Children Society science and engineering mentoring program
Released  September 22, 2010
Photo of fourth-graders using Evolution Readiness software. Students Explore Evolution Through Evolution Readiness Project
An interactive computer model helps teach students about evolution.
Released  September 2, 2010
Photo of students participating in the STOMP program. Bringing Engineering to K-12 Classrooms
With NSF support, engineers from Tufts University are bringing engineering to young students.
Released  September 2, 2010
Photo of members of Teacher Advisory Board collaborating on design of CCS application. Customizing Science Instruction With Digital Libraries
Animations, images and interactive media help engage Denver students in earth science
Released  July 29, 2010
Photo of cultural anthropologist Margie Serrato learning how to properly drink tea in South Korea. Anthropology Abroad: Studying Women's Roles in the Military
Graduate student Margie Serrato on her experiences leaving the familiar to explore the unfamiliar: summer research in South Korea
Released  November 12, 2009
Photo of the submersible Alvin that was used to collect sediment from methane seeps. Exploring the Mysteries of the Ocean Floor
Scientists travel to the seafloor to learn how deep sea organisms use the sun-less chemical environment to thrive
Released  October 14, 2009
Photo of Anna Kornfeld Simpson with her robot High School Student Develops Chemical-detecting Robot
California senior describes how she developed a mobile, autonomous robot, spending time in the lab of an NSF-supported researcher, and she shares what it was like to win at the state science fair competition
Released  October 6, 2009
Photo of Julia Barnathan assisting a student with a lesson Online Labs Aim to Revolutionize High School Science
Project makes online laboratories available to high school students, allowing them to gather real scientific data and, perhaps, think more like scientists
Released  October 2, 2009
Photo of Alexis Webb, in brain hat and in front of an actual brain, answering a visitor's question. How Jellybeans Can Reveal Neuroscience to the Public
Graduate student Alexis Webb describes her experiences in partnering with fellow neuroscience students to create a program to help neuroscientists communicate with the public
Released  July 7, 2009
Photo of William Stillman in the lab evaluating the effects of focused terahertz radiation. Plasma Waves Studied for New Electronics
With NSF support, long-time electrical engineer William Stillman talks about his return to school and the focus of his research involving terahertz radiation
Released  July 1, 2009
Photo of Ryan Miyakawa warming up the orchestra before recording The Nano Song. Nanotechnology Video Wins Competition, Scores Big Hit on YouTube
While nanotechnology is a field that is generally not well understood by the public, Ryan Miyakawa and fellow graduate students at the University of California Berkeley found a way to both enlighten and entertain non-scientists with this topic
Released  May 11, 2009
Photo of a transmission tower that failed. Students Venture Into the Hearts of Violent Storms
Texas Tech grad student and IGERT trainee Tanya Brown describes conducting research amid thunderstorms and hurricanes
Released  April 22, 2009
Photo of a Louisiana crayfish caught from Lake Liangzi, China, with help from local fishermen. Louisiana Crayfish: Good, Bad and Delicious
University of Notre Dame graduate students Matthew Barnes and Ashley Baldridge travel to China to better understand why some welcome the introduction of Louisiana crayfish despite the damage the invaders do to native fishes and crops
Released  April 15, 2009

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