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Former NSF Director Colwell to Receive Prestigious Vannevar Bush Award new item Apr 26, 2017

Former NSF Director Colwell to Receive Prestigious Vannevar Bush Award

The National Science Board has announced that Rita Rossi Colwell (right), the 11th director of the National Science Foundation, will receive the 2017 Vannevar Bush Award. The award honors exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology.

VIDEO: Apr 19, 2017

VIDEO: "What Lies Beneath"... Antarctic Ice is Pretty Amazing

See for yourself, in this brief clip from a virtual-reality project produced by The New York Times, which visited Antarctica last November under the auspices of OPP's Media Visitors program.

Apr 19, 2017

"Citizen Scientists" Sought to Count Seals in Satellite Images

NSF-funded scientists are asking for the public's help to look through thousands of satellite images of Antarctica in the first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals.

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