Science and Technology Centers (STCs):
Integrative Partnerships

Special STC News Announcement

The U.S. National Science Foundation announced six new Science and Technology Centers to advance ambitious, complex research in fields ranging from mechanobiology to particle physics to climate change. For decades, NSF Science and Technology Centers have transformed cellular biology, combined scientific disciplines to enhance accelerator capabilities, and revolutionized real-time functional imaging by providing the ability to observe the activity of a single atom.

The centers will focus on establishing new scientific disciplines and developing transformative technologies that have the potential for broad impacts on science and society. The centers will shine light on emerging STEM fields to develop a globally competitive STEM infrastructure and conduct outreach to inform the public of breakthrough science. Read more.

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About STC

The Science and Technology Centers (STCs): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any areas of science and engineering that NSF supports. STCs investments support the NSF vision of advancing discovery, innovation and education beyond the frontiers of current knowledge, and empowering future generations in science and engineering.

The National Science Foundation established the Science and Technology Centers Program in 1987. The objective was to mount an innovative, interdisciplinary campaign in important areas of basic research. STCs have grown from a new idea into a vital network of programs. They have catalyzed breakthroughs, built bridges of exchange with industry, spun off new technologies and businesses, and trained young scientists and engineers.

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Active Centers

  Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP)
  Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability Center (STEPS)
  Center for Learning the Earth with Artificial Intelligence and Physics (LEAP)
  Center for OLDest Ice EXploration (COLDEX)
  Center for Research On Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS)
  Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand (IMOD)
  Center for Bright Beams (CBB)
  Center for Cellular Construction (CCC)
  Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB)
  Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging (STROBE)
  Biology with X-Ray Free Electron Lasers (BioXFel)
  A Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines: the Science and Technology of Intelligence (CBMM)
  Center for Integrated Quantum Materials (CIQM)
  An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action (BEACON)
  Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI)
  Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (ES3)
  Center for Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (CEBICS)
  Center for Science of Information (CSol)