Posts Tagged: NSF

A Look at STEM Education: A Cross-Agency Priority Goal

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – are career fields in the U.S. jobs market that tripled in recent years. In fact, current projections are that the demand for these skills will outstrip the supply by at least one million jobs. Since the late 1950s, after the Russians launched Sputnik to the surprise of… Read more »

Navy, NSF Taps Utah State Professor to Research Spider Silk

Prof. Randy Lewis, a molecular biologist at Utah State University, has received nearly $1.15 million in grants from the Office of Naval Research and National Science Foundation to develop spider silk production methods. Lewis aims to make technology in which silk-making genes of arachnids are transferred to other animals to help boost production, USU said… Read more »

A Look at Today’s White House Big Data Event

Today, the White House demonstrated their support for Big Data in a huge way. Federal agencies have committed over $200M to big data initiatives in the future. Between the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Energy, and United States Geological Survey there are multiple… Read more »

Can You Hear The Question President Obama is Asking You?

According to the Wall Street Journalʼs Economy section of Sundayʼs edition, there is a growing sense among many economists that Washingtonʼs ability to goose the economic recovery is limited, especially given the deep pain U.S. businesses and households have suffered during the recession. Thursday July 29th at the Washington DC Convention Center, President Obama spoke… Read more »