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Budget update: NSF presents 2015 request, unveils strategic plan

March 17th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis

The National Science Foundation has formally presented a $7.3-billion budget request to Congress that “supports investments in fundamental research across all scientific disciplines, engineering and education that continue to enhance our national economy, security and quality of life.”

Federal shutdown drags on, takes toll on research

October 10th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani

As the federal government shutdown drags through its second week, it is impacting federal research efforts and not much seems to have changed in terms of the entrenched political positions of the Obama administration, House Republicans, and Senate Democrats.

Cheesy project teaches kids the scientific method, but do we need more scientists?

September 3rd, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the British Cheese Board applied the scientific method to determine optimum "process parameters" for making cheese on toast, a favorite snack of UK children and inspire school-age children to consider STEM careers. A deeper question, though, how urgent is the need for new STEM-trained graduates?

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