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From Earth’s poles to black holes, NSF stories about transforming the world through science.

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John B. Slaughter - A fearless first

Over the course of his distinguished career, John Brooks Slaughter achieved many impressive firsts – the first African American chancellor of the University of Maryland, the first African American…
Marine biology REU program

A love for marine life

Naiyiri-Blu Brooker grew up in a military family stationed in rural Germany, far from the sea. Nevertheless, she has been obsessed by marine life since childhood.
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NSF 101: The Mid-Career Advancement program

As a mid-career scientist or engineer (at the associate professor rank or equivalent), you are familiar with the pressure to remain productive in the lab, yet also obligated to teaching, institutional…