Tag Archives: NSF

GAO Offers Recommendations to Help Agencies Protect Federal Research From Foreign Influence

Federal Research

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that federal agencies ensure that their conflicts of interest policies address non-financial COI and come up with written procedures to address cases in which researchers failed to divulge required information to help protect U.S. research programs from foreign influence.

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NSF Awards New Research, Seed Grants via Future Manufacturing Program; Sethuraman Panchanathan Quoted

Sethuraman Panchanathan

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $31.5 million in 22 new projects that will explore biological materials and develop cybersecurity and sustainability approaches for the manufacturing sector. Forty universities and two companies secured grants under NSF's Future Manufacturing initiative to develop new systems and skilled professionals that could support production work.

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NSF Awards $127M to Research Infrastructure Projects; Sethuraman Panchanathan Quoted

Sethuraman Panchanathan

Ten teams have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive $127 million in total funds to create facilities and tools that could help researchers perform scientific work. NSF said Monday that it will back efforts to design a superconducting magnet, internet security infrastructure, ocean-bottom seismographs and radar technology through the Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-1 program.

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NSF Announces Convergence Accelerator Phase 2 Teams, Invests $50M Into Quantum Computing, AI Work

National Science

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $50 million to 10 multidisciplinary teams for quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies under the Convergence Accelerator research and development program. The teams must use a convergent approach to convert concepts and proposals from the program's phase one into real-world applications that address societal concerns and challenges in phase two. 

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FCC Announces 2 New Innovation Zones to Advance Open RAN, 5G Tech Research Efforts

5G technology

The Federal Communications Commission has designated new innovation zones near Northeastern University in Boston and North Carolina State University in Raleigh to enable qualified licensees to conduct research and test Open Radio Access Network, 5G technologies and other advanced wireless network and communications platforms.

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NSF Invests $50M in STEM-Focused Inclusion Alliances; Sylvia Butterfield Quoted

STEM Education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will use $50 million to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in historically underrepresented communities. NSF said Tuesday that it will invest these funds in five new alliances that aim to involve underrepresented communities in STEM education through the NSF INCLUDES National Network.

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NSF Taps Georgia Tech to Lead AI Research Institutes

Artificial Intelligence

Georgia Institute of Technology has received $40 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish two research institutes that will drive artificial intelligence research over the next five years. The institute said Thursday that it will hire 100 new researchers and bolster its studies on machine learning through the awards.

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Researchers Develop Magnetic Memory Device for AI Applications Under NSF-Funded Study; Pedram Khalili Quoted

Antiferromagnetic

University researchers working under a National Science Foundation-funded study have created an external magnetic field-resistant memory technology that could potentially be used in artificial intelligence applications in the future. NSF said Tuesday a research team from Northwestern University and Italy's University of Messina used antiferromagnetic materials for the development of the new magnetic memory device.

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University Professor Susan Margulies to Serve as Head of NSF Engineering Directorate

Susan Margulies

The National Science Foundation has appointed Susan Margulies, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, to lead the agency's engineering directorate, effective Aug. 16. Margulies will be the first biomedical engineer to hold the position, NSF said Thursday.

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