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Ground-breaking Discoveries in Science and Technology

May 2, 2013

Media are invited to a Capitol Hill reception and exhibition of NSF-funded research.

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — From an advanced telescope that can spot asteroids speeding toward Earth to an improved ballot for more accurate election results, research funded by the National Science Foundation inspires game-changing innovations. Meet the scientists and engineers behind these breakthroughs at the 19(th) Annual Exhibition and Reception hosted by the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF).

WHAT: “Investments in STEM Research and Education: Fueling American Innovation.”

WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: B338-340 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Presentations will reveal how scientists probe the secrets of our natural and physical worlds, and of society. They include:

  • How environmental factors cause infections in coastal aquatic life.
  • Where math and science collide.
  • Discoveries in global seismology.
  • The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.
  • Using nanoparticles to diagnose disease.
  • Iron, algae, and reversing global warming.
  • Better ballot design.
  • Understanding neural networks through statistics.

PLUS: Advances in STEM education, from K-12 informal learning to minority Ph.D.s.

The CNSF Exhibition and Reception annually draws more than 300 attendees, including members of Congress and their staff, congressional committee staff, the leadership of NSF, and representatives from the White House and other policymaking and research agencies.


Below is an alphabetical roster of exhibits:

American Astronomical Society
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Suzanne Jacoby
LSST Corporation

American Economic Association
Improving Markets with Laboratory Experiments
Prof. Douglas Davis
Virginia Commonwealth University

American Mathematical Society
The Boltzmann Equation: Mathematics and Science Collide
Dr. Philip T. Gressman
University of Pennsylvania

American Political Science Association
Better Ballot Design
Dr. Martha Kropf
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

American Psychological Association
Psychological Science: Helping Law Enforcement
Improve Eyewitness Reliability
Dr. Margaret Bull Kovera
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

American Society for Microbiology
The Ecology of Infectious Disease: Gulf of Mexico,
Chesapeake Bay & Puget Sound
Jay Grimes, Ph.D.
The University of Southern Mississippi

American Society of Plant Biologists
The making of the fruit: molecular studies of strawberry fruit formation
Dr. Zhongchi Liu
University of Maryland

American Sociological Association
Infrastructure and Interdisciplinary Identity
Stephen Zehr
University of Southern Indiana

American Statistical Association
Understanding Neural Networks through Statistics
Genevera Allen
Rice University

Association of Science-Technology Centers
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education
Showcasing EHR Grants: “Intersections” and “CAISE”
Margaret Glass, Ph.D. and Kalie Sacco

Boise State University
NSF CAREER: Research at Boise State University
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson

Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation
CASC Members Advancing STEM
Dr. Curt Hillegas
Princeton University

Computing Research Association
Highlights from Computing
Peter Harsha

Council of Graduate Schools
Minority PHD Completion in STEM Programs
Michael Carver

Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences
Development of Brain Regions for Theory of Mind
Rebecca Saxe, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics
Preparing the Next Generation of Mathematical Scientists
in Computational Research Fields
Jan Hesthaven
Brown University

IRIS Consortium
Discoveries in Global Seismology
Raymond Willemann

Linguistic Society of America
Seeing & Believing: Societal Impacts of Language Science
Jeffrey Lidz, University of Maryland
Laura Ann Petitto. Gallaudet University

Michigan State University
Evidence Based Curriculum Reform: Development and Assessment
Melanie Cooper, Sonia Underwood and Nicole Baker

Museum of Science, Boston
National Living Lab: Ask. Play. Learn.
Marta Biarnes and Patti Curtis

National Communication Association
Mapping Cyberspace to Realspace
Brian Spitzberg
San Diego State University

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
NEON: Enabling Transformational Ecological Science
Brian Wee

NC State University
ASSIST – Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated
Sensors and Technologies
Veena Misra and John Muth

The Ohio State University
Using Nanoparticles to Diagnose Disease
Jessica Winter

Population Association of America
The Luxembourg Income Study
Dr. Janet Gornick
City University of New York

Princeton University
Iron Fertilization of Ocean Algae: It Has Happened Before
Prof. Daniel M. Sigman

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Models of Cancer Evolution
Dr. Jasmine Foo
University of Minnesota

Society for Research in Child Development
Developing Early Interest and Skill in STEM
David Uttal, Northwestern University
Catherine Haden, Loyola University

University of California
Tipping the Balance to STEM Teaching: Recruiting and
Retaining Science and Math Teachers
Dr. Arlene Russell

Biology Inspired Materials for Armor, Energy and Environment
Prof. David Kisailus

Sierra Nevada Water Balance
Dr. Martha Conklin

Technology’s Impact on Human Environments
Bill Tomlinson, Jennie Williams Robinette and Leah Zani

University of Colorado, Boulder
Air-Water-Gas Sustainability Research Network
Prof. Karl Linden, Jessica Dehart and Prof. Joseph Ryan

University of Michigan
Assessing the Social & Economic Impact of Federal R&D Funding
Jason Owen-Smith

University of Wisconsin-Madison
North Temperate Lakes – Long Term Ecological Research
Katherine McMahon

Vanderbilt University
Nanomaterials for Enabling Advanced Medicine
Sharon Weiss

About the Coalition for National Science Funding

The Coalition for National Science Funding is an alliance of more than 125 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics and engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation’s research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological and economic opportunities facing the United States. For more information on CNSF, visit www.cnsfweb.org.

SOURCE Coalition for National Science Funding

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