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Florida: Award Highlights

See what exciting research and education has been funded by NSF in each state or U.S. territory.  Award Highlights provide a snapshot about select NSF awards and their impacts.

64 Award Highlights found :: Florida

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technicians work on a spacetec apparatus

Jobs await graduates of two-year aerospace technician programs

Aerospace courses and SpaceTEC certification align with industry needs...

Research Areas: Education

the tiny tech radio program describes advances in nanoscience

'Tiny Tech' on the radio and the web

Radio program on nanotechnology gives insight to the public...

Research Areas: Nanoscience, Education

advances in optoelectronic materials could mean more efficient lighting systems

Improving the efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes

A partnership between industry and academia produces thin films for lighting needs...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Engineering

experimental data adds precision to molecular simulations of proteins

Designing drugs using more precise molecular simulations

Experimental data improves accuracy of protein simulations...

Research Areas: Biology

a section of the dubulay archeological site in guyana

The impact of early agricultural changes in Guyana

Findings suggest sustained human settlements over multiple millenia...

Research Areas: People & Society

researcher guides wave monitoring float into the water

Riding (and monitoring) the ocean's internal waves

Self-propelled instruments offer feedback on the ocean's energy ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

unequal wages may diminish employee effort

Wage differences discourage employees and inhibit effort

Research findings may improve worker output and well-being...

Research Areas: People & Society

a platinum-iridium tip before (left) and after (right) sharpening

Sharper tips for microscopy

Metal probes benefit from sputter sharpening...

Research Areas: Engineering, Chemistry & Materials

relocated gulf stream improves climate models

Improving climate change models

Variations in the ocean bottom affect climate predictions...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

researchers collect soil samples from tropical forests in the peruvian amazon

Weighing the impact of human populations on the Amazon Basin

Pre-Columbian occupation may help guide current conservation policies...

Research Areas: Biology

an army of enzymes fixes damage to small molecules

Fixing metabolic mistakes

Enzymes repair errors made along metabolic pathways ...

Research Areas: Biology

drawing of an adult patient with a heart assist device, batteries and controller unit

A Better Quality of Life for Heart Patients

Heart assist devices for home use...

Research Areas: Engineering

the b vitamin pathway for plant systems biology

Fortifying Plant Metabolism With Vitamin B

An NSF-funded team produces public database to model B vitamin biosynthesis ...

Research Areas: Biology

students graduate from teaching program

Middle-school Math Institute Gets Positive Results

Standards-based, technology-driven training boosts teachers' classroom skills...

Research Areas: Education

graphene

High-Quality Gated Graphene Devices on Silicon Carbide Substrate

Scientists demonstrate high-quality robust devices made of graphene on a silicon-carbide substrate....

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials

A bismuth atom in one slice of a silicon crystal.

Silicon As An Ever-improving Host for Quantum Information

Researchers demonstrate that information can be stored and manipulated using a single bismuth atom on a silicon substrate....

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Physics

researcher deploys gene transfer experiment

Gene-Swapping in the Ocean

Marine microbes alter their neighbors and their genes...

Research Areas: Biology

the fossil fruit saxuva draculoidea

Panama's 40 Million-year-old Fruit

Fossilized Dracula fruit is first evidence of the grape in the Neotropics...

Research Areas: Biology, Earth & Environment

aerial view of northern peat bogs

Peat Bogs and Greenhouse Gas

Peatland bogs represent an underestimated source of methane and carbone dioxide...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

mouse cells attached to ceramic foam

Building Better Bone With Ceramics

Foams may replace metallic plates to heal bone fractures...

Research Areas: Engineering, Chemistry & Materials

electrical bursting recorded from a pituitary cell

Turning Hormones On and Off

Mathematics helps to understand hormone secretion from pituitary cells...

Research Areas: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry & Materials

surface rupture of the Borrego Fault

Bandwidth Upgrade Improves Earthquake Prediction

U.S.-Mexico enhance data sharing capabilities...

Research Areas: Computing, Earth & Environment

graph of world-record pulse of 100 teslas

Super Magnet Breaks the Megagauss Barrier

New magnet system creates unprecented tool to study materials behavior...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Physics

particle splitter

The Quark's the Thing

Research shows quarks are fundamental particles....

Research Areas: Physics

photo of house with small garden and gravel driveway

Studying the Impact of Disasters on Property Values

Researchers developed new tools to quantify the effects of a disaster...

Research Areas: Computing, Earth & Environment

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