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08.04.2014

The Man Who Lived a Thousand Lives

There is a subtle kind of fame that comes to scientists whose names have been decapitalized, and appear in print as humble, utilitarian watt, ampere, ohm or angstrom. In industrial plants throughout the world, engineers often point out to visitors an indispensable device called a cottrell...

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07.16.2014

Planning, projects, discussions fill 20th-annual CS Conference

The 20th-annual Cottrell Scholar Conference, “Leading Change: Engaging Your Students, Colleagues and the Public to Transform STEM Education,” held in mid-July in Tucson, AZ, continued the RCSA tradition of encouraging innovation at research universities.

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07.09.2014

Cottrell Scholar Conference July 9

A venerable RCSA program celebrates two decades of helping teacher-scholars to improve undergraduate science instruction at America's research universities.

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04.01.2014

A multi-faceted success story

A recent article in ChemistryWorld represents a triumph for undergraduate research as a highly effective way to educate and motivate the next generation of scientists. Prof. Nick Robertson of Northland College in Ashland, WI, tells us his story.

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04.01.2014

RCSA, NAS create award honoring John P. Schaefer

WASHINGTON – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) has made a gift of $1.5 million to the National Academy of Sciences to establish the Award for Scientific Discovery in honor of RCSA’s past president John P. Schaefer. In addition to RCSA, the major contributor to the award fund was the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation.

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02.27.2014

Spring 2014 Cottrell College Science Awards

The RCSA Board of Directors has approved 41 Spring 2014 Cottrell College Science Awards (CCSA) for single investigators totaling $1,435,00. The Board has also approved three multiple investigator CCSAs totaling $225,000.

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02.24.2014

2014 Cottrell Scholar Awards

The Board of Directors of Research Corporation for Science Advancement has announced the Spring 2014 Cottrell Scholar Awards.

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11.01.2013

Bold New Views of Our Universe

Under the leadership of former Research Corporation President John P. Schaefer, the Foundation has played key roles in the origination of two distinct projects expected to greatly advance modern astronomy -- the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) currently operating atop Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona; and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), planned for Chile’s El Peñón peak on Cerro Pachón.

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