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  1. NSF Director observing the sun

    For most Americans in the path of totality, Aug. 21 was spent in awe of the first transcontinental solar eclipse in 40 years. For the scientists and volunteers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Solar Observatory (NSO) Citizen CATE (Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse) project, the 90-minute eclipse event meant participating in a historic science experiment. The project is the first to collect research-quality observations of the sun's corona during the transit across the...

    More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242904&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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  2. Three federal agencies -- the Department of Health and Human Services, National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense -- provided 85 percent of all federally funded academic science and engineering obligations in Fiscal Year 2015.

    In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, federal agencies obligated $30.5 billion to 1,016 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities, a 2 percent decrease in current dollars from the $31.1 billion in obligations to 1,003 academic institutions in FY 2014.

    These statistics are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions (Federal S&E Support Survey) from the National Center for Science and...

    More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242842&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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  3. Student practicing teaching.

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.8 million for 10 new projects that will pilot, test and validate innovative and potentially transformative ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in graduate education.

    The awards are part of the NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program, designed to connect students with multiple career paths, support diversity and inclusion in graduate schools, and test approaches aimed at improving...

    More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242564&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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  4. University of Oklahoma ecologist Michael Kaspari samples the ants from a plot at the Ordway Swisher NEON site.

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued 10 new awards, worth a total of $12.2 million, through its MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) Science program. These awards will support research to help better detect, understand and predict the effects of phenology, climate and land-use changes on living systems, and also predict the feedbacks to the environment that cross local and continental scales.

    "The scientific community has seen a...

    More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242764&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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