Tag: National Science Foundation

MIT research of ancient monsoon variations help predict future activity

  Cambridge, MA - Each summer, a climatic shift brings persistent wind and rain to much of Southeast Asia, in the form of a seasonal...

NSF creates CONVERGE center to augment natural hazards research

To enhance the diversity of research underway in natural hazards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) created CONVERGE, a $3 million research center at the University of Colorado Boulder. The center is a resource for the 11-member, NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure

Team envisions future of the American road

Headquartered at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, a research team is envisioning what U.S. roads, highways, bridges and supporting infrastructure could look like in coming decades

World’s largest outdoor shake table receives $16.3 million from NSF for upgrades

The world's largest outdoor earthquake simulator, operated by structural engineers at the University of California San Diego, received a $16.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to upgrade the facility to expand its testing capabilities.

Pitt researchers seek to develop corrosion sensor for preventing pipeline disasters

A new technology able to detect potentially dangerous conditions in power plants is in the pipeline at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, thanks to a $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Supporting STEM diversity

Cal State LA awarded NSF grant to support students earning degrees in engineering and computer science. California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was...

Research refocused

The Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) within the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Engineering announced creation of the Engineering for Civil...

NSF-funded center at Purdue could help power U.S. for next century

The National Science Foundation selected Purdue University to lead an engineering research center that will develop new technologies to produce fuels from U.S. shale-gas deposits, which could inject $20 billion annually into the economy.

Recovery lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Purdue University is leading research to determine why some communities recover from natural disasters more quickly than others — an effort aimed at addressing...

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