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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 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
Photo of Michael Loranty wiring one of many sap flow sensors in the aspen stand. Taking the Pulse of the Forest
Michael Loranty describes 'wiring' a forest for research to determine how much water the trees use
Released  March 18, 2009
Eight thumbnail images and 2008 in Review 2008: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities that made news last year
Released  March 13, 2009
Photo of rapper C.A.U.T.I.O.N. engaging kids from Washington State exploring the forest environment. Rap Music Brings Science to Urban Youth
Evergreen State University researcher Nalini Nadkarni tells how she incorporates rap music in a science outreach program to interest urban youth in forest ecology
Released  March 9, 2009
Photomicrograph of biocompatible, bioactive glass. Reflecting on the Many Uses of Glass
The director of NSF's International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass at Lehigh University focuses on glass research and exciting students from underrepresented groups about glass science and engineering
Released  February 20, 2009
Photo of Joshua Atwood removing an invasive plant from Manoa Valley on the island of O'ahu. Saving Hawaii From Alien Plants
Graduate student Joshua Atwood talks about analyzing state environmental policies and participating in surveys to detect non-native plant species on O’ahu during his NSF-supported internship
Released  February 13, 2009
Photo of Noyce Sholars. Noyce Scholars Learn Classroom Survival Skills
Program benefits future STEM teachers and high-need schools
Released  December 18, 2008
Photo of Susannah Gordon-Messer working on the fluorescence microscope used for her research. Teaching Is in This Scientist's Genes
Doctoral student Susannah Gordon-Messer talks about her research and her science outreach using “bouncy, sticky, slimy chemistry” to educate and inspire young minds
Released  October 10, 2008
Photo showing area one year after the 2006 Tripod Complex fires in northern Washington. Economist Hedges Bets on Wildfires in California
Social scientist Joanne Ho describes an interdisciplinary approach to researching the risks to residents, homes and firefighters in areas threatened by wildfires
Released  September 8, 2008
Photo of professors and graduate students. Students Give High Marks to First U.S.-Japan Glass Science School
Meeting brings U.S. university students and researchers together with their Japanese counterparts to talk about new developments and potential collaborations in glass research
Released  August 21, 2008
John Chmiola holds an electrochemical capacitor's electrode. Supercapacitors Could Be Key to a Green Energy Future
John Chmiola, a doctoral student at Drexel University, is doing groundbreaking work on supercapacitors
Released  July 30, 2008
Photo of a pile of coal in Gansu province, China. My Research: I Burn Stuff
U.S. graduate student Abigail Watrous on her research studying energy technologies and seeking practical and affordable alternatives to help developing communities reduce pollution
Released  June 5, 2008
Photo shows Gretchen Hofmann and Tom Crombia carrying out a "field repair" on the rover. High School Students Build Antarctic Submersible
Two female high school graduates build an underwater, camera-equipped "rover" that can operate beneath polar ice
Released  April 14, 2008
Mike Wininger at the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Hsinchu Xian, Taiwan At the Crossroads of Stem Cells and Computer Science
A Rutgers University graduate student takes readers on a journey from Piscataway, New Jersey, to Hsinchu, Taiwan, and shares some experiences with East-West collaboration, stem cell sorting and computer science
Released  March 20, 2008
2007 In Review 2007: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities reported last year
Released  January 30, 2008
Photo shows Nalini Nadkarni hanging from her canopy access gear. Tree-Climbing Scientist Makes Surprising Discovery
Researcher Nalini M. Nadkarni describes how tree-top perches provide insight into Mount St. Helens' forest canopy ecology
Released  December 18, 2007
Photo of Shirley Ann Jackson and William Bialek Top Scientists Promote Innovative, Multidisciplinary Global Problem-Solving Strategies
 
Released  December 11, 2007
Photo shows Exotic Beam Summer School students viewing progress of their experiments. Nuclear Physics Boot Camp Preps Future Scientists
Exotic Beam Summer School stimulates new learning and discoveries in nuclear physics students.
Released  October 19, 2007
Eric Weeks and shaving cream with squishy physics spelled in black letters The Science of All Things Squishy
NSF-funded Emory researcher shares the excitement of cutting-edge physics phenomena with kids of all ages
Released  August 16, 2007
2006 in Review 2006: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported activities highlighted last year
Released  January 9, 2007
Jackeline Quinones Fueling Ideas in Global Environmental Collaboration
Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute melds student teams and experts for a fresh look at fuel cell design and emissions control
Released  October 18, 2006
Watch this "Virtual Cell" animation to learn how proteins are transported in a cell. Virtual Tools Add New Dimension to Learning
Internet-based resources educate students about archaeology, biology, computer science and geology
Released  April 12, 2006
Sally Mangold describes the original SAL Electronic Braille Tutor Teaches Independence
Bilingual system reborn in new hardware
Released  February 13, 2006
Man helps student aim digital camera at garden. Science, Education and Community: Organically Grown
Community gardens are sowing more than seeds, thanks to a project bringing students, educators, researchers and neighbors together to cultivate food and science together. First introduced in 11 U.S. cities, Garden Mosaics is now going global.
Released  November 18, 2005
Robyn Hannigan in labcoat with bubbles RISE Program Proves that Undergraduate Research Experiences Help Recruit Minority Scientists
Mentorship is thriving at Arkansas State University, where geochemist Robyn Hannigan has established a program to immerse minority and female students in the study of environmental science. The result has been a double success for science and education.
Released  November 8, 2005
The Spiral Galaxy M51, with supernova. Teachers Strike Scientific Gold at Kitt Peak
Workshop participants take lucky images of a brand-new supernova
Released  August 26, 2005
Child-sized robot meanders museum lobby, as people stare. Creative Minds Mingle: Robotics at the Junction of Art and Engineering
What happens when the real world meets the virtual one? Or, when the art world meets the world of engineering? A New York art professor and her students find out, through the eyes of a roaming robot named Kiru.
Released  May 6, 2005

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