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Our education collaborators are working on programs to implement the app in STEM classrooms and clubs for kids and teens nationally and around the world to learn about how engineering shapes our every day lives. Kids and teens in these programs will be invited to connect with engineers through the app so they can meet and interact with professionals in their fields of interest. Please contact us to learn more about the program and how you can participate.

About Us

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that promotes the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities.

In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. NSF awards about 11,000 new awards per year, with an average duration of three years -- to fund specific research proposals that have been judged the most promising by a rigorous and objective merit-review system.

In the past few decades, NSF-funded researchers have won more than 200 Nobel Prizes as well as other honors too numerous to list. NSF funds equipment that is needed by scientists and engineers but is often too expensive for any one group or researcher to afford. Another essential element in NSF's mission is support for science and engineering education, from pre-K through graduate school and beyond.

Headquarters Location

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Organization Size

1,001 - 10,000 employees

Year Founded

1950

Projects

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