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Dr. Karla Heidelberg Joins the NSF Antarctic Sciences Section

August 12, 2019

Dr. Karla Heidelberg has joined OPP's Antarctic Sciences Section as Program Director for the Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems (AOE) Program. Heidelberg has a broad marine science background and is currently a Professor of Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California (USC): She is also Director of the USC Program in Environmental Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Marine-Estuarine Environmental Science from the University of Maryland in 1999.

Heidelberg recently received the California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition for Educational Initiatives benefiting underserved populations.

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) 2020, its budget is $8.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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