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NSF Hosts "Think Tank" to Promote STEM Education for Veterans
July 21, 2011
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring a veterans' STEM education think tank through the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) July 27-28. The event convenes national leaders to help veterans with service-connected disabilities transition into post-secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
University of Missouri-Kansas City
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, its budget was $7.0 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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