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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

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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