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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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06.10.2013

Grants for Solar Energy Advances Announced

Tucson, AZ –June 13, 2013 – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), the nation’s oldest foundation devoted wholly to science, announced today five new Scialog® awards totaling $750,000 to support innovative research in the area of solar energy conversion. The five awards consist of three single-investigator and two multi-investigator awards, resulting in seven new Scialog Fellows.

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05.10.2013

Transforming Physics Education

Professor Mats Selen, a Cottrell Scholar since 1996, and his colleagues in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign physics department, have made dramatic improvements to their introductory courses.

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02.26.2013

2013 Cottrell Scholars Announced

Tucson, AZ – February 25, 2013 – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America’s first foundation dedicated wholly to science, founded in 1912, announces its annual major U.S. science/teaching awards: 13 Cottrell Scholar grants for 2013, totaling $975,000.

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02.26.2013

2013 Cottrell Scholars Announced

Tucson, AZ – February 25, 2013 – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America’s first foundation dedicated wholly to science, founded in 1912, announces its annual major U.S. science/teaching awards: 13 Cottrell Scholar grants for 2013, totaling $975,000.

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02.26.2013

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Research Corporation for Science Advancement Announces 2013 Cottrell Scholars $75,000 each for 13 scientist-educators Tucson, AZ – February 25, 2013 – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America’s first foundation dedicated wholly to science, founded in 1912, announces its annual major U.S. science/teaching awards: 13 Cottrell Scholar grants for 2013, totaling $975,000.

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