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2014-09-11 08:25:23

OXFORD, England, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting the materials community together with world experts Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that, together with leading experts in the field, it has established the Elsevier Materials Science Council [http://www.materialstoday.com/council ]: a discipline-specific initiative to...

2014-04-07 08:40:07

PITTSBURGH, April 7, 2014 PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University has selected Farnam Jahanian, an accomplished computer scientist and a successful entrepreneur with extensive leadership and administrative experience in higher education, government and the private sector, as its new vice president of research, effective Sept. 1, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO Jahanian is the Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering...

President Obama Awards Highest Honors To Nation's Top Scientists And Innovators
2013-02-04 13:52:47

National Science Foundation Almost all awardees have received NSF support at some point in their research careers President Obama today awarded 12 eminent researchers the National Medal of Science and 11 extraordinary inventors the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government upon scientists, engineers and inventors. The recipients received their awards at a White House ceremony. This marks the 50th anniversary of the presentation of...

NSF Budget Positions US To Maintain Competitive Edge
2012-02-15 03:30:19

President provides 5 percent increase for NSF to invest in fundamental research, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, sustainability and education priorities National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Subra Suresh today detailed the president's $7.373 billion fiscal year 2013 budget request for the agency, emphasizing that new knowledge resulting from federal investments in science and technology is needed to ensure the nation's future prosperity and global competitiveness. As part of...

New Report Outlines Trends In US Global Competitiveness In Science And Technology
2012-01-18 09:09:08

Asian countries are rapidly closing ranks on U.S. leadership The United States remains the global leader in supporting science and technology (S&T) research and development, but only by a slim margin that could soon be overtaken by rapidly increasing Asian investments in knowledge-intensive economies. So suggest trends released in a new report by the National Science Board (NSB), the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation (NSF), on the overall status of the science,...

2011-12-19 11:38:27

Subra Suresh and Andrei Fursenko establish cooperative framework with which to support U.S. and Russian scientists and engineers Today, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Subra Suresh signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russian Education and Science Minister Andrei Fursenko to foster the continued growth of U.S.-Russian science and technology cooperation. Noting the historic significance of this, the first time that NSF and the Russian Ministry of Education have...

Virtual Institutes To Support Scientific Collaborations Of The Future
2011-10-06 04:32:45

U.S. and International Researchers Join NSF Director Subra Suresh to Announce SAVI, Science Across Virtual Institutes The National Science Foundation (NSF) on Wednesday announced Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI), an effort to motivate collaboration among scientists and educators around the globe to spur scientific discovery. By connecting researchers with common interests and goals, SAVI can better leverage taxpayer resources while helping to address some of society's most vexing...

National Convocation Highlights Best Practices For Improving STEM Education
2011-09-27 04:09:42

Leaders and educators share effective approaches in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, with 31 interactive exhibits showing the latest innovations supporting science teaching and learning According to a recently released report issued by the National Research Council (NRC), the primary drivers of future economic growth and job creation will be innovations largely derived from advances in science and engineering. An increasing number of jobs at all...

2011-08-31 09:40:40

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Subra Suresh announced on Tuesday the selection of John C. Wingfield to head its Directorate for Biological Sciences. Wingfield, an environmental endocrinologist, joined NSF as division director of Integrative Organismal Systems in September 2010 from the University of California, Davis. The Directorate for Biological Sciences provides support for research to advance understanding the underlying principles and mechanisms governing life. "Dr....

2011-02-15 09:11:23

Request represents 13 percent increase for NSF over current operating level The National Science Foundation (NSF) today presented the President's $7.767 billion budget request for NSF for fiscal year 2012.  NSF Director Subra Suresh said the request is "designed to maintain the agency's position as the nation's engine of innovation in science, engineering and science education." The request represents an increase of $894.5 million, or 13 percent, over NSF's current operating level. The...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.