National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation (NSF) The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950. We fund a significant proportion of federally supported basic research.
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Kickoff computer science week with a little morning inspo from Chris Bartlo, a #computerscience teacher and 2017 Preside...
12/07/2020
CREATIVITY: Utilizing creativity to elevate STEM education

Kickoff computer science week with a little morning inspo from Chris Bartlo, a #computerscience teacher and 2017 Presidential Awardee for Math and Science Teaching (#PAEMST), about the power of harnessing creativity to elevate computer science and technology education.

Watch ▶️ https://bit.ly/37FXnfC.

Do you know a computer science teacher using innovative methods in the classroom? ✅ Nominate them today for PAEMST.

Interview with Christopher Bartlo, PAEMST 2017.

The Arecibo Observatory has contributed to many important scientific discoveries ✨ including the demonstration of gravit...
12/03/2020

The Arecibo Observatory has contributed to many important scientific discoveries ✨ including the demonstration of gravitational waves from a binary pulsar, the first ☝️ discovery of an extrasolar planet, composition of the ionosphere, and the characterization of the properties and orbits of a number of potentially hazardous asteroids. 😱

Learn more about this community icon’s contributions to #science and details regarding its recent collapse https://bit.ly/39AuvIl.

Today we commemorate 61 years of #science, peace, and international cooperation! On this day in 1959, the Antarctic Trea...
12/01/2020

Today we commemorate 61 years of #science, peace, and international cooperation! On this day in 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed, establishing key principles that the work in Antarctica relies on to this day.

Take in some of the beautiful wonder and #NSFfunded science happening from the coolest place on Earth 🌏 https://bit.ly/3fX3rUO. #AntarcticaDay 🇦🇶

Bacteria are among the simplest forms of life on Earth 🌍. One cell is identical to the next, sharing the same DNA. So wh...
11/28/2020

Bacteria are among the simplest forms of life on Earth 🌍. One cell is identical to the next, sharing the same DNA. So why do they all act so differently? It turns out there’s a “cookbook” inside each teeny tiny bacteria cell 🤯.

Grab the family and tune in to this NSF supported #science #podcast to learn more about what these cells are cooking up https://bit.ly/2V9FtMp.

Hosting a virtual #Thanksgiving celebration this year?Boost the atmosphere and enhance your online holiday festivities f...
11/25/2020

Hosting a virtual #Thanksgiving celebration this year?

Boost the atmosphere and enhance your online holiday festivities from afar with these virtual backgrounds inspired by #NSFfunded #science.

Download ⬇️ your favorite here: https://bit.ly/3f7Z5Zz.

Stream the latest in #STEM breakthroughs and meet the researchers who are changing our lives with NSF's #Science Zone ch...
11/24/2020

Stream the latest in #STEM breakthroughs and meet the researchers who are changing our lives with NSF's #Science Zone channel on Roku.

Add Science Zone to your Roku line up today, free of charge, https://bit.ly/3kZCrVp.

Find out what it is like to live in the driest and windiest continent on Earth 🌍 in an upcoming event during #Antarctica...
11/19/2020

Find out what it is like to live in the driest and windiest continent on Earth 🌍 in an upcoming event during #Antarctica Week Festival 🎉 2020.

Hear from those working on the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration as they share their experiences living and working in Antarctica. The Festival kicks off Nov. 30.

Learn more about upcoming speakers, topics, and how to register here: https://bit.ly/3nFOzwA.

Trading cards are not just for sports 🏀 ⚽ 🏈 Get inspired with these cards from the United States Patent and Trademark Of...
11/11/2020

Trading cards are not just for sports 🏀 ⚽ 🏈

Get inspired with these cards from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that feature inventors from all walks of life — including Rory Cooper an engineer 👨‍💼 + entrepreneur + #Veteran 🇺🇸 + #NSFfunded https://bit.ly/3eMwTw8.

Download his trading card (and others!) to learn more about how Rory's work is creating pathways for students, military veterans, and people with disabilities to succeed in #science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs.

We thank Rory and all of our nation's veterans for their service. #VeteransDay

11/06/2020
NCAR UCAR Science Education

Looking for some family fun this weekend? 👀

Join our friends at NCAR UCAR Science Education center tomorrow for Virtual Super Science ⚛️ Saturday! It will be a full day of exciting online demos and experiments including 🚀rocket propulsion, augmented reality, and extreme cloud ☁️☁️formation.

Kids 👱‍♀️👱 of all ages are welcomed. Learn more about the event and how to participate below ⬇️

Super Science Saturday is almost here! Coming to you virtually on 11/7. Details, schedule and link here: https://scied.ucar.edu/events/2020-super-science-saturday

Nominations for the 2020-2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science ⚛️ Teaching (#PAEMST) are no...
11/05/2020

Nominations for the 2020-2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science ⚛️ Teaching (#PAEMST) are now open https://bit.ly/38eCAls.

PAEMST recognizes the best in #STEM education. If you know a 7-12th grade STEM teacher using innovative methods in the classroom, ✅ nominate them today.

From reconstructed skeletons to zombie ants 🐜 this #Halloween add some spook to your science with these #NSFfunded disco...
10/30/2020

From reconstructed skeletons to zombie ants 🐜 this #Halloween add some spook to your science with these #NSFfunded discoveries https://bit.ly/3ebqeLD. #spookyscience

10/30/2020
Elizabeth Henderson, 2018 Presidential Awardee

Friday morning inspo ✨

Elizabeth Henderson, a 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and #Science Teaching recipient, shares how she hopes to inspire deaf students across the country to continue pursuing their goals.

Learn more about Elizabeth’s story below ⬇️ #PAEMST

Want to hear a ghost 👻 story?This #NSFfunded researcher takes us into the ghostly world of dead forests along the coasta...
10/29/2020

Want to hear a ghost 👻 story?

This #NSFfunded researcher takes us into the ghostly world of dead forests along the coastal edge of Virginia’s Eastern Shore --> https://bit.ly/34CYJra 😱 #spookyscience

Photo: Arielle Bader

10/27/2020
LIGO EX facility video NSF.mp4

Get a glimpse at the new state-of-the-art education facility coming to Washington State https://bit.ly/34yaFKL.

The facility will teach students and the public about the marvels of gravitational waves and other NSF- supported discoveries from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (or LIGO for short!).

The facility is scheduled to open in January 2022.

Fighting fires 🔥 with supercomputers 🖥️Learn how the Los Angeles Fire Department 👩‍🚒 👨‍🚒 partnered with #NSFfunded UC Sa...
10/23/2020
#NSFStories: Fighting fires with supercomputers

Fighting fires 🔥 with supercomputers 🖥️

Learn how the Los Angeles Fire Department 👩‍🚒 👨‍🚒 partnered with #NSFfunded UC San Diego researchers to fight fires in the modern era https://bit.ly/2HrSk9l. #nsfstories

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October is #cybersecuritymonth, the perfect time for educators to learn more about the next generation technologies that...
10/21/2020

October is #cybersecuritymonth, the perfect time for educators to learn more about the next generation technologies that aims to bridge #NSFfunded cyberlearning research with classroom practice.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Hl1eFQ.

10/20/2020
Meet SlothBot!

He's cute. He's slow. He's SlothBot!

#NSFfunded researchers at the Georgia Tech are testing out this slow-moving, energy-efficient robot in the battle to save some of the world’s most endangered species https://bit.ly/2FNTJqc.

#SlothDay

Making music with volcanoes 🌋, quake detector on parade, cool tool for coral conservation; and diving…into the Earth! Ch...
10/16/2020

Making music with volcanoes 🌋, quake detector on parade, cool tool for coral conservation; and diving…into the Earth!

Check out these 4 Awesome (#EarthScience) Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About --watch ▶️ https://bit.ly/3dF1pHJ.

Unlock the wonder and fun of #science during #EarthScienceWeek with these free #NSFfunded printable activity worksheets ...
10/15/2020

Unlock the wonder and fun of #science during #EarthScienceWeek with these free #NSFfunded printable activity worksheets https://bit.ly/2KJYZdc.

10/13/2020
Earth Science Week

Like all scientists, earth scientists rely on data collected by drones, airplanes ✈️ and satellites 🛰️ , to better understand the Earth 🌎 and how it changes over time.

During #EarthScienceWeek, engage your students in learning more about collecting and analyzing scientific data with these #NSFfunded K-12 activities https://bit.ly/2Ik5i9m.

‼️ Bonus ‼️ Activities are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

We would like to thank the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) for taking over our Twitter account yesterday to ...
10/09/2020

We would like to thank the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) for taking over our Twitter account yesterday to share the history 📜, operations 🔭, and science ⚛️ behind the Very Large Array ✨ https://bit.ly/2GxMOSw.

We appreciate everyone who participated. If you missed it or want to learn more check out these VLA tours and talks happening tomorrow ➡️ https://bit.ly/33GUGtA.

The Very Large Array (VLA for short!) is one of the most accomplished and recognizable telescopes in history. It has bee...
10/07/2020
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

The Very Large Array (VLA for short!) is one of the most accomplished and recognizable telescopes in history. It has been a backdrop for movies, tv shows (& more!) as an icon of discovery and awe.

Join us on Twitter, @NSF, tomorrow at 1 p.m. Eastern as the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) #takeoverNSF to discuss some of VLA’s most significant achievements.

In four decades, the Very Large Array has become not only the world’s most famous radio telescope, but also the most scientifically-productive ground-based telescope in the history of astronomy. #VeryLargeArray40Years📡

https://public.nrao.edu/news/vla-marks-40-years/

✨Congratulations to two of our Presidential Awardees, Melissa Collins and Jamil Siddiqui, for being inducted into the Na...
10/05/2020

✨Congratulations to two of our Presidential Awardees, Melissa Collins and Jamil Siddiqui, for being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame NTHF, which honors five of the nation’s most outstanding PreK-12 educators each year.

On #WorldTeacherDay 🍎, we recognize the fantastic work of Melissa, Jamil, and all the other amazing teachers worldwide who are inspiring, supporting, and teaching our leaders of tomorrow, https://bit.ly/3lrTCjp.

THANK YOU!

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are extremely effective in graduating #STEM majors. What can we learn from ...
10/02/2020

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are extremely effective in graduating #STEM majors. What can we learn from their success to broaden participation in STEM across all higher education?

A new NSF research center is taking a deeper look https://bit.ly/3ndHrIA.

On demand now: https://bit.ly/2Go8YpQFind out how these #STEM teachers and mentors are bringing hands-on activities to t...
10/01/2020

On demand now: https://bit.ly/2Go8YpQ

Find out how these #STEM teachers and mentors are bringing hands-on activities to the virtual classroom.

Watch ▶️

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It takes many people with diverse backgrounds, talents, and skills to run a world-class observatory. Meet a few of these...
09/30/2020

It takes many people with diverse backgrounds, talents, and skills to run a world-class observatory. Meet a few of these people as they share the wonder ✨ of the sky—and the excitement of discovery in this new #NSFfunded show https://bit.ly/33ebibS.

Enjoy Big Astronomy on YouTube every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. Available in English and Spanish.

09/28/2020
4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About

Smart walls, wildfire cocktail, robot responders, and seismic signs. Find out how these “ 4️⃣ Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn’t Hear About” are standing up to Mother Nature.

Watch ▶️ #NationalPreparednessMonth

This weekend, go deep into the Amazon Rainforest to learn more about the extraordinary world of the slingshot spider 🕷️ ...
09/25/2020

This weekend, go deep into the Amazon Rainforest to learn more about the extraordinary world of the slingshot spider 🕷️ and its ability to turn its web 🕸️ into a speed trap for its prey https://bit.ly/3674sXt.

This #NSFfunded comic is available for download in 5️⃣ languages #NationalComicBookDay

09/24/2020
Empowering the next Generation of Latinas

Find out how the University of Puerto Rico is empowering the next generation of Latinas to create, inspire ✨, and explore.

Watch 📹 #HispanicHeritageMonth

Got a biology question? 🤔 This #NSFfunded site got you covered https://bit.ly/3kzf2KE.Check out 'Ask a Biologist' and ac...
09/22/2020

Got a biology question? 🤔 This #NSFfunded site got you covered https://bit.ly/3kzf2KE.

Check out 'Ask a Biologist' and access an extensive collection of #biology learning materials that includes stories 📚 , games 🎮, activities ✍️, videos 📹, and a podcast 🎧.

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NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950. We fund a significant proportion of federally supported basic research. For official source information about NSF, visit www.nsf.gov

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