Special Observances, Holidays and NSF Campaigns

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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention with U.S. National Science Foundation.

Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation

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NSF Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Credit: National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation celebrates Juneteenth

Credit: National Science Foundation

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Credit: National Science Foundation

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Credit: National Science Foundation

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National Science Foundation LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Credit: NSF

National Science Foundation celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month
National Science Foundation celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Credit: National Science Foundation

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National Science Foundation LGBTQ+ and Allies ERG

Credit: NSF

National Science Foundation celebrates Native American Heritage month.
National Science Foundation celebrates Native American Heritage month.

Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation

National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month

Credit: National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation honoring all who served for Veterans Day

Credit: National Science Foundation

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Remembering the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. zoom background with a blue background and a statue of MLK in the corner

Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation

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National Science Foundation Celebrating Black History Month

Credit: National Science Foundation

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National Science Foundation celebrates Women's History Month

Credit: National Science Foundation

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National Science Foundation, encouraging viewer to join the Knowledge Management Movement.

Credit: National Science Foundation

NSF IMPRESS-U
National Science Foundation IMPRESS-U background.

Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation

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Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity

Credit: National Science Foundation

You can be the face of change

Credit: National Science Foundation

We can all be Citizen Scientists. Celebrate Citizen Science Month with NSF.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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I make science happen, Public Service Recognition Week

Credit: National Science Foundation

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Public Service Recognition Week

Credit: National Science Foundation

Event Horizon Telescope - Our own black hole
Event Horizon Telescope - Our own black hole

Credit: C. Padilla, NRAO/AUI/National Science Foundation

The Sgr A* Black Hole

Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Science Happens Here Campaign.
Science Happens Here Campaign.

Credit: National Science Foundation

Science Happens Here Campaign.
Science Happens Here Campaign.

Credit: National Science Foundation

NSF mission


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NSF ranked No. 2 among mid-sized agencies in the 2022 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering ranked No. 4 among agency subcomponents in the 2022 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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NSF’s Directorate for Biological Sciences ranked No. 6 among agency subcomponents in the 2022 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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NSF’s Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management ranked No. 9 among agency subcomponents in the 2022 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® Rankings.

Credit: National Science Foundation

NSF’s Core Values

Credit: Nano/Micro Photonics Laboratory, Electrical and Systems Engineering Department, Washington University, St. Louis.

NSF Vision Statement

Credit: Nano/Micro Photonics Laboratory, Electrical and Systems Engineering Department, Washington University, St. Louis.

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Credit: National Science Foundation

Credit: National Science Foundation

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Credit: National Science Foundation

The Future of Open Science


Future of Open Science Virtual Background A - NSF
Future of Open Science - Version A

Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation

Future of Open Science Virtual Background B - NSF
Future of Open Science - Version B

Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation

Future of Open Science Virtual Background C - NSF
Future of Open Science - Version C

Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation