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New Mexico: 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.

22 Award Highlights found :: New Mexico

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Data-intensive climate lessons for the classroom

Website supplies teachers with scientific data and research results ...

Research Areas: Education

large numbers of indian scientists and engineers are choosing to return to their home country

Why some foreign-born researchers choose to return home

Career growth, cultural and familial connections draw scientists home...

Research Areas: People & Society

three-hour observation of the entire sky over new mexico using the long-wavelength array radio telescope's station number one

Tracking meteor trails

Long radio wavelengths profile meteors at low frequencies ...

Research Areas: Astronomy & Space

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Nanotechnology Attracts Diverse Student Population

Engineering courses incorporating nanotechnology appeal to underrepresented groups...

Research Areas: Engineering, Nanoscience, Education

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Managing a Global Workforce With Mobile Phones

Innovative system uses wireless technology to supervise workers in multiple locations...

Research Areas: Engineering

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Determining the Density of Earth's Molten Middle

Data produces magma profile and clues about the a young planet....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

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GUTS Program Nurtures Student Interest in Science

Middle school science club focuses on ecosystem modeling...

Research Areas: Education, Biology

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Standards Ease Data Discovery, Exchange and Use

NSF researchers adopt international standards for data sets....

Research Areas: Computing

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S-STEM Prepares Next-generation Researchers

Scholarship program assists low-income and underrepresented students....

Research Areas: Education

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Human Disturbance Causes Increase in Severity of Disease

Understanding what causes increases in flea populations and what affects their dispersal across vast areas can help us combat diseases spread by these small insects...

Research Areas: Biology

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Designing More Affordable At-Home Diagnostic Test Strips

New designs of paper test strips could signal more accurate and inexpensive at-home kits....

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, Biology

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Broadening Participation Through Community College Partnerships

Community colleges play an integral role in helping to educate a highly skilled and diverse workforce to advance U.S. competitiveness and innovation on a global scale....

Research Areas: Education

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From Alaska to Texas, 15,000 Students with Disabilities Engaged in STEM Education

With support from NSF's Research in Disabilities Education program, four regional alliances are increasing the quality and quantity of students with disabilities completing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees in 14 states. ...

Research Areas: Education

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Using Satellites to Track Water Use

Researchers at New Mexico State University's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) have devised a method for accurately measuring water use, enabling better accountability in Dona Ana County, where water conservation policies and restrictions are in place to curb a region's water shortage. ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Astronomy & Space

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New Consortium Addresses Cyberinfrastructure Issues

Representatives from New Mexico, Idaho and Nevada launched a coordinated cyberinfrastructure research and development plan to serve as a platform for future climate change research....

Research Areas: Computing, Earth & Environment, Education

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New Chemical Theories for the Origin of Life

A collaborative research team is modeling organo-synthetic networks from which biological life may ultimately have emerged....

Research Areas: Biology, Chemistry & Materials

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Geologists Study Santa Maria Volcano

Scientists are using a combination of high-resolution video, thermal imagery, Doppler radar, infrasound and seismology data to study the uplift, eruption history and magma dynamics of the Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Engineering

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Students Help Provide Insight into the North American Monsoon

Students at New Mexico State University spent time in Sonora, Mexico as part of an international field campaign to study the North American Monsoon. Together, they helped plan, organize and carry out a series of ecohydrological experiments....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Education, People & Society

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Scientists Learn More About How Galaxies Form New Stars

The NSF-funded LITTLE THINGS team is investigating how some of the smallest galaxies produce their stars....

Research Areas: Astronomy & Space, Physics

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New Method Will Aid Archeological Analysis, Link Artifacts to Sources

Scientists at the University of Tennessee have developed a transformative new technology for analyzing Anasazi Turquoise, the use of which promises to open doors of understanding to ancient civilizations in the American Southwest....

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials, People & Society

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Project GUTS: Growing Up Thinking Scientifically

The program offers informal science education opportunities for children and teachers. The workshops introduce students to complex systems and computer modeling to engage them in scientific inquiry....

Research Areas: Education, Computing

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Cave Formations Help Scientists Determine the Grand Canyon's Age

Scientists have proposed many theories concerning the age and evolution of the Grand Canyon. Now, investigators have found evidence (in the form of cave formations) that explains how differences in groundwater decline helped form the canyon....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

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