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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

2013 Cottrell Scholar Honorees

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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01.28.2013

Cottrell Scholar Program Generating Changes in U.S.  Higher Education Program

Cottrell Scholar Keivan Stassun, a Vanderbilt University professor of physics and astronomy, says his RCSA grant was instrumental in the launch of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program. The program has triggered a revolution in the way science doctoral programs at research institutions support underrepresented minority students.

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01.15.2013

RCSA Announces Leadership Transition

James M. Gentile, PhD, has decided to retire as President and CEO and return to his academic roots as a professor and Dean of the Sciences at Hope College in Holland, MI. The RCSA Board of Directors has appointed former RCSA Vice President Jack Pladziewicz, PhD, as Interim President, and a national search for a permanent successor has begun.

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10.04.2012

Gender Bias and America’s Science Preeminence

Two events in September spoke in profound ways about the role of women in science, and together they hold an important lesson for America's challenge of maintaining its global science preeminence. On Sept. 4, Norway's King Harald presented the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience to seven laureates at...

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07.24.2012

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Reaches a Major Milestone in Space Exploration

On July 18 the National Science Foundation announced a major milestone in the development of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and, therefore, in future space exploration. It announced that "[w]ith approval from the National Science Board, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Director will advance the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope...

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07.18.2012

Risky research: The sky’s the limit

Miguel Nicolelis has made advances that could help people with paralysis to walk again. That success was possible thanks to funding earmarked for high-risk, high-reward research.

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06.26.2012

RCSA Announces Cottrell College Science Awards

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) today announced the 2012 Cottrell College Science Awards – a total of $1.8 million in grants to support 51 early career scientists at primarily undergraduate institutions in the United States. The Awards support significant research that contributes to the advancement of science and to the professional and scholarly development of faculty and their students.

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06.25.2012

Cottrell Scholar Keivan Stassun Changes the Face of U.S. Science

Keivan Stassun, A Vanderbilt University professor of astrophysics, says his RCSA Cottrell Scholar’s grant was instrumental in the launch of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge program. It has triggered a revolution in the way science doctoral programs at research institutions deal with potential candidates.

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