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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 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
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

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