National Science Foundation


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Noun1.National Science Foundation - an independent agency of the federal government responsible for the promotion of progress in science and engineering by supporting programs in research and educationNational Science Foundation - an independent agency of the federal government responsible for the promotion of progress in science and engineering by supporting programs in research and education
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
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Graciela Narcho, acting director of the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships at National Science Foundation, said, 'The National Science Foundation supports start-ups and small businesses with the most innovative, cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to become great commercial successes and make huge societal impacts.
In total, the National Science Foundation gave $14 million to establish these centers and support scientific and engineering research at four tribal colleges around the country.
"The National Science Foundation supports small businesses with the most innovative, cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to become great commercial successes and make huge societal impacts," said Barry Johnson, Director of the NSF's Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that has a mandate to promote the progress of science.
THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (www.nsf.gov) has awarded the University of Rochester Warner School of Education $634,157 to "help encourage and train both talented undergraduate majors in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering and STEM professionals considering a career change to work as math and science teachers in high-need school districts" according to the university.
Achenbach, has received the National Medal of Science from the National Science Foundation and President Bush.
According to the National Science Foundation's latest figures, US R&D spending grew an estimated 6.0% in 2006 to $342.9 billion, compared to 2005 growth of 7.8%.
The collection ends with the ultimate adventure, a trip to the Antarctic where she goes as an "Artist in Residence" as a guest of the National Science Foundation. Here she sleeps in an ice cave, just like her early memory.
The relationships between horn and testes sizes "certainly suggest there's something going on--it's not random," says Gerald Wilkinson of the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va.
With support from the National Science Foundation, Grebmeier and Cooper have been studying the northern Bering Sea's ecosystem for two decades.
We have a cross-agency initiative with the National Science Foundation that links their academic talent pool with our civilian researchers within the Naval Research Enterprise, at the Naval Research Lab here in Washington, D.C., and with our Systems Command Warfare Centers.

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