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Mississippi: 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.

17 Award Highlights found :: Mississippi

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high-speed video stills show multiple strokes from one lightning flash hitting the ground

Lightning Can Strike the Same Time

High-speed video records unique phenomenon ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

researcher works with young children at science festival

Taking LIGO to the People

Traveling exhibit showcases gravitational wave observatory ...

Research Areas: Physics, Education

east pearl river near stennis space center, mississippi after katrina

Hurricane Katrina's Effect on Water Quality

Storm's impact on local streams was minimal....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

mississippi river

Protecting the Ocean and Coastal Waters

Computer simulations show impact of human activity on marine life...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Biology

gold nanorod

Faster Approach to Assessing Nanomaterial Toxicity

New method evaluates nanomaterial toxicity. ...

Research Areas: Nanoscience

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Tracking Illyrian and Mayan Trade

High-tech tools help researchers reconstruct local trade patterns in Albania and Mexico....

Research Areas: People & Society, Education

gene network

Reconstructing Gene Networks

Researchers rapidly delineate gene pathways with computer modeling....

Research Areas: Biology, Computing

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Preparing for the Aftermath of Crises

Research shows that beliefs about a crisis guide citizen response....

Research Areas: People & Society

Fifth-grade student explores concepts of density.

Mississippi Researchers Motivate Fifth Graders to Engage in Science, Engineering and Math

Students engaged at this grade level are more likely to pursue science and engineering later...

Research Areas: Education, Chemistry & Materials

students study a shark

Project WetKids: Immersion Along the Gulf Coast

Project WetKids significantly impacted students' understanding, appreciation, attraction and interest in the science, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM)....

Research Areas: Education, Earth & Environment

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Scientists Listen to the Music of Nanoshells

Nanoshells are versatile objects, usually ranging from 10 to 100 nanometers in diameter, that possess unique optical, mechanical and tunability properties....

Research Areas: Nanoscience, Biology

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Researchers Simulate Integrative Human Biology

Physics-based computational simulation enables scientists and engineers to predict physical behavior....

Research Areas: Physics, Biology, People & Society

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Developing Ocean Literacy

The often devastating consequences of hurricanes and tsunamis, and the even larger-scale consequences of global climate change, ocean acidification, and the collapse of commercial fisheries, illustrate the powerful role that ocean processes play in shaping the human condition....

Research Areas: Biology, Earth & Environment, Education

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Penicillin-Coated Polymer for Medical Devices

Researchers at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Southern Mississippi chemically attached penicillin to expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) to produce an antibacterial surface that kills Staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause of staph infections. ...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials

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Bioinformatics Workshop for Teachers

Secondary and postsecondary teachers were introduced to emerging fields in computational sciences and bioinformatics. ...

Research Areas: Education, Biology

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Ancient Tribal Communities Teach Lessons about Political Stability

Archaeologists working in Albania have partnered with local scholars to survey Balkan tribal societies....

Research Areas: People & Society

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Mississippi State University Helps Train Information Assurance Professionals

Mississippi State University has partnered with Jackson State University to assist in the development of an information assurance program....

Research Areas: Computing, Education

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