Posts Tagged ‘research’

A Startup Mentality Gives Public Research a Lift

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Defense became the latest agency to adopt a burgeoning start-up boot camp pioneered by the National Science Foundation’s Errol Arkilic.

In 2011, Arkilic reached out to Steve Blank, a Stanford University pro…

Scientists in Need of Arts Training

How can universities train our scientists, technologists and engineers to engage with society rather than perform as cogs in the engine of economic development? Author Richard Lachman asks for educational system to require STEM students to take art and humanities courses, not as an attempt to “broaden minds” but as a necessary discussion of morals, ethics and responsibility.

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Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier

Find related stories on NSF’s Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs at this link. Also find related stories on NSF’s Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program site.
Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thank…

How babies learn to walk holds potential clues to autism

“Our findings may allow us to identify the brain regions and networks that can predict aspects of autism before it’s possible to make a clinical diagnosis.”

NSF’s Big Ideas

In 2016, NSF unveiled a set of “Big Ideas” — 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. With its broad portfolio of investments, NSF is uniquely suited to advan…

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