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Materials Genome Initiative, other federal ‘big data’ projects to be covered in Thursday live webcast

By / March 28, 2012

Time using Oak Ridge National Lab’s Jaguar computer — recently upgraded to the “Titan” level (soon to be capable of 20 petaflops speed) — is being offered as a tool by federal agencies to researchers involved in “big data” projects. Credit: ORNL. Okay, I have to confess that I don’t really know if the Materials…

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NSF releases more info on Materials Genome Initiative funding plans

By / October 28, 2011

NSF director Subra Suresh (above) reported during the MS&T11 plenary session that the next step in getting out information about MGI funding opportunities would come in the “Dear Colleague Letter.” Credit: P. Wray; ACerS. During last week’s plenary presentation at MS&T’11, NSF director Subra Suresh mentioned several times that additional information would be forthcoming in…

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NSF’s first Innovation Corps awards announced

By Eileen De Guire / October 6, 2011

Credit: NSF We first told you about the NSF Innovation Corps initiative when it was unveiled by NSF director, Subra Suresh, in late July. The NSF has delivered on its promise to make the first round of awards by the close of FY 2011. The thrust of the initiative is to expedite the transition of…

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Materials (fantasy) football game of the week: MIT vs. Colorado School of Mines

By Eileen De Guire / September 23, 2011

The “Game”MIT “at” Colorado School of Mines Sometimes engineers and scientists have a tough time explaining what they do all day to outsiders. But, those who do modeling and simulation have it easy—all they have to say is that their work is like fantasy football applied to science. Of course, fantasy football is really modeling…

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MS&T’11 plenary session features NSF director, Nobel Prize winner

By Eileen De Guire / September 7, 2011

Here’s a plug for a great event coming up in just about a month. The  Materials, Science and Technology 2011 Conference & Exhibition will host an outstanding plenary session, “Grasping Excellence: Opportunities for Science and Engineering Research, Education and Workforce Development in the United States,” featuring presentations for four of the top names in US…

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MS&T’11 session sheets now available

By / August 3, 2011

Technical Session Sheets
are now available for MS&T’11. Review the schedule and read the
presenters’ abstracts to determine which sessions you’ll attend.

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“Science to Start-ups”—Innovation Corps launched by NSF

By Eileen De Guire / August 1, 2011

The National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va. Credit: NSF. Our nation’s capitol was an interesting place to be last week, but not because of the impossible-to-escape budget politics that dominated the newscasts. Last week I was in DC attending the NSF-ACerS workshop for principal investigators, and at every level of the NSF the message is “innovation.”…

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MS&T’11 plenary session details announced

By / June 1, 2011

The MS&T’11 Plenary Session is scheduled for Monday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m. to noon. “Grasping Excellence: Opportunities for Science and Engineering Research, Education and Workforce Development in the United States” will feature Subra Suresh, Director of the United States National Science Foundation, Carl E. Wieman, Associate Director for Science from the White House Office…

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