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2010-10-01 11:14:33

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Subra Suresh, President Barack Obama's nominee for director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), for a six-year term. Suresh, 54, served as dean of the engineering school and as Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A mechanical engineer who later became interested in materials science and biology, Suresh has done pioneering work studying the biomechanics of blood cells under the influence of diseases such as...

2010-03-10 09:01:35

NYU's Subhash Khot named NSF's 2010 recipient of its Alan T. Waterman Award The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce the selection of New York University's Subhash Khot, an associate professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, to receive its 2010 Alan T. Waterman Award. Considered the NSF's most prestigious honorary award since its establishment in 1975, this honor is given annually to an outstanding researcher under the age of 36 in any field of science...

2010-01-30 08:22:08

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a budget request briefing from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET on February 1, 2010, at its headquarters at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va. 22230. The event will provide details about the amount of funding the administration is seeking from Congress for NSF for fiscal year 2011 to fund major science and engineering research and education programs and projects across the country. The briefing will feature a presentation by NSF Director Arden L. Bement Jr....

2010-01-17 08:30:00

Worrisome trends show eroding US competitive advantage in the world science and engineering environment The state of the science and engineering (S&E) enterprise in America is strong, yet its lead is slipping, according to data released at the White House today by the National Science Board (NSB). Prepared biennially and delivered to the President and Congress on even numbered years by Jan. 15 as statutorily mandated, Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) provides information on the...

2009-10-05 14:00:13

National Science Foundation and Consortium for Ocean Leadership sign cooperative agreement for vast undersea observing network Giving scientists never-before-seen views of the world's oceans, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) have signed a Cooperative Agreement that supports the construction and initial operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). OOI will provide a network of undersea sensors for observing complex ocean processes...

2009-09-19 08:16:05

President Obama named nine researchers as recipients of the National Medal of Science, and four inventors and one company as recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers and inventors. The recipients will receive their awards on October 7, at a White House ceremony. "These scientists, engineers and inventors are national icons, embodying the very best of American ingenuity and inspiring a...

2009-07-29 15:05:50

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected University of Michigan historian Myron Gutmann, director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, to head its directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE). The directorate supports research that builds fundamental knowledge of human behavior, interaction, social and economic systems, and organizations and institutions.Gutmann, who specializes in historical demography and population-environment...

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