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man working on a computer Science and engineering graduate school enrollment increases   
Rise largely fueled by influx of foreign students
Released  April 17, 2015    
student working on a tablet in a classroom Classroom as virtual phenomenon   
University of Illinois professor uses cyberlearning to bring scientific processes to life
Released  April 17, 2015    
Andrea Alu The National Science Foundation names engineering researcher Andrea Alù its Alan T. Waterman awardee for 2015   
Alù is a pioneer in the field of metamaterials who has developed "cloaking" technology to make objects invisible to sensors
Released  April 16, 2015    
Collage of images showing algae in alakes and researcher Earth Day is on the horizon. But is 'greener' always better?   
Not when it's the bright green waters of algae-fouled lakes and rivers
Released  April 15, 2015    
Timothy Verstynen in graveyard holding a plastic skull and brain. A craving for brains (and knowledge)   
Timothy Verstynen on using pop culture, including zombies and podcasting, to talk about serious research
Released  April 13, 2015    
two girls with crayons, a robot and cubes Teaching tykes to program robots   
Tufts University researcher creates cyberlearning tools for young children
Released  April 10, 2015    
equipment in a lab Research space at academic institutions increased by 4.7 percent in fiscal 2013   
Biological and biomedical sciences constitute largest share of research space
Released  April 9, 2015    
man using laser in a lab R&D expenditures recognized as investment in U.S. GDP statistics   
Updated R&D-to-GDP ratios going back to 1953 are now available
Released  April 8, 2015    
screenshot showing virtual human characters Virtual role-play and robo-tutors   
Cyberlearning project teaches language and cross-cultural communication with avatars and robots
Released  April 8, 2015    
researchers with a microscope Six million graduates employed in science and engineering in 2013   
Report details characteristics of college graduates and the science and engineering workforce
Released  April 7, 2015    
Nurses next to a robotic patient in a hospital bed How robots can help build better doctors   
Research seeks to make better 'human patient simulators'
Released  April 7, 2015    
Greg Gogolin Restoring lost data   
Researchers developing 3-D digital laser microscopy to create visual roadmap
Released  April 3, 2015    
Students during graduation ceremony at Navajo Technical University NSF named a "Top 50 STEM Workplace" for Native Americans by AISES   
American Indian Science and Engineering Society recognizes NSF's support of tribal colleges and universities
Released  April 3, 2015    
Image showing a neuron with a ray of light and the text photo gallery Exploring the unknown frontier of the brain   
James L. Olds, head of NSF's Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Shelley Krasnow University Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at George Mason University describes why and how NSF-funded researchers are working to understand the healthy brain
Released  April 2, 2015    
Maria Carmen Lemos talking to a local man Exploring the human side of climate change adaptation   
Maria Carmen Lemos is looking to develop conceptual models that can help policymakers around the world make solid decisions about adapting to climate change
Released  April 2, 2015    
Baboon group in Amboseli, Kenya Born during a drought: Bad news for baboons   
Findings have implications for human health
Released  April 1, 2015    
photo of the aurora in green Springtime night lights: Finding the aurora   
Aurorasaurus project allows aurora-viewers around the world to compare sightings
Released  March 31, 2015    
girl in a classroom in Kenya Do girls like math? The answer matters   
As Women's History Month transitions to Math Awareness Month, we talked with researcher Maria Charles about students’ attitudes about math internationally, and how they are affected by gender
Released  March 31, 2015    
The bright blue and green colors in this satellite image show the North Atlantic Bloom. Spring plankton bloom hitches ride to sea's depths on ocean eddies   
Eddies--whirlpools within currents--transport plankton downward from the ocean surface
Released  March 26, 2015    
Penny Beuning Researcher studies how to prevent antibiotic resistance   
Solution could be in bacterial protein called UmuD
Released  March 26, 2015    
group of greater mouse-eared bats hanging upside down Hibernation season over, will disease-ridden bats emerge from caves and mines this spring?   
White Nose Syndrome now infects bats in several northeastern U.S. states
Released  March 25, 2015    
screenshot showing an experiment in Internet routing included in the GENI Massive Open Online Course Hands-on training for tomorrow's Internet engineers   
NYU researchers give students around the world real-world networking experiences through NSF-supported GENI wireless resources
Released  March 25, 2015    
four 6th-graders in science class Engaging science for everyone   
Reflections from science education pioneer Herb Thier on the value of inquiry-based learning
Released  March 24, 2015    
Kettering University students participating in a community cleanup Igniting change in Vehicle City   
Kettering University leads effort to improve city services in Flint, Mich., through high-speed networking
Released  March 24, 2015    
Graphic of viruses attempting to dock on a microbial mat, using the tips of their tails. The 'intraterrestrials': New viruses discovered in ocean depths   
Viruses infect methane-eating archaea beneath the seafloor
Released  March 23, 2015    
forest Shrinking habitats have adverse effects on world ecosystems--and ultimately people   
Extensive study of global habitat fragmentation points to major trouble ahead
Released  March 23, 2015    
woman exercising in front of monitor Fitness app connects exercisers to experts   
NSF-supported Fitnet uses powerful computing and networking infrastructure to enable new capabilities
Released  March 23, 2015    
Photo of Albert Einstein Albert Einstein, in his own words   
Think you know the man behind the famous equation? Find out how Einstein dealt with the doubters of relativity--and tried to get his kids to write him more letters.
Released  March 20, 2015    
power lines Smarter smart grids   
ExoGENI testbed helps researchers develop methods for monitoring, controlling and troubleshooting power grids
Released  March 18, 2015    
Chein-shiung Wu Pioneering women in STEM   
Names you should know, in celebration of Women's History Month
Released  March 17, 2015    
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