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2011-03-15 15:18:10

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named its awardee for this year's Alan T. Waterman Award: Casey Dunn, a biologist at Brown University.

2011-01-14 14:33:45

The Organizing Committee of the 2009 Women in Astronomy conference has published the proceedings from the year's Women in Astronomy and Space Science Conference III, titled "Women in Astronomy and Space Science 2009: Meeting the Challenges of an Increasingly Diverse Workforce".

2010-06-21 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maritime Aerospace Scholars Program (MASP), a science enrichment program sponsored and funded by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in partnership with the Baltimore City Public Schools and based at the Maritime Industries Academy High School (MIA) in Baltimore, recently got an exciting boost with the dedication of a telescope for use by students as part of the science curriculum and in program-related after school activities.

2010-05-03 08:50:00

COLUMBIA, Md., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters attending a recent Media Day event for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) were given not only an introduction to the innovative high-flying observatory but were also briefed on the telescope's exciting, upcoming "First Light" missions.

2010-01-01 08:15:00

NASA has extended a contract with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass, to provide science and operational support for the Chandra X-ray Observatory, a powerful tool used to better understand the structure and evolution of the universe.

2009-12-16 10:00:46

NSF initiative brings together different scientific disciplines and diverse communities of faculty and students--often on the same campus.

2009-11-10 12:45:00

A never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy is being unveiled by NASA today.

2009-09-14 09:37:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Sept.

2009-04-08 09:22:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr.

2009-03-31 10:45:41

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced a nearly $50 million partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support innovative, solutions to critical agricultural challenges in developing countries.

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  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
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