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  1. Rita Colwell, world-renowned microbiologist and science leader, to receive the Vannevar Bush Award

    Rita Rossi Colwell, recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award and former NSF director.

    The National Science Board (NSB) is pleased to announce that Rita Rossi Colwell, distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland College Park and at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, senior advisor and chairman emeritus at Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., and founder and chairman at CosmosID, Inc., will receive the 2017 Vannevar Bush Award.

    The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who...

    More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=241766&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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  2. New NSF special report released ahead of Earth Day: April Showers Bring … The Science of Spring

    From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers study spring.

    From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studying the science of spring. Now, in time for Earth Day, a new NSF special report -- April Showers Bring...The Science of Spring -- looks at what makes spring such a vibrant, and sometimes dangerous, season.

    NSF supports studies of such diverse spring subjects as the bloom of plant...

    More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191505&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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  3. National Science Foundation modifies Alan T. Waterman Award eligibility criteria

    Waterman metal

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced changes in eligibility requirements for the Alan T. Waterman Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF.

    Scientists 40 years of age or younger, or up to 10 years post Ph.D., now may be nominated for the award. Previous requirements mandated nominees be 35 years or younger or up to seven years post Ph.D.

    These new criteria take effect with the...

    More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191685&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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  4. April Showers Bring... The Science of Spring

    Sun illustration From flowers’ microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by NSF are studying the science of spring. NSF peers into what makes spring such a vibrant--and sometimes dangerous--season.

    More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/spring/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51


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