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NSF's Science, Engineering & Education Innovation (SEE Innovation) provides policymakers, science-related organizations, and the public with clear, accessible information about the outcomes of NSF-funded research and education projects.

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SEE Innovation offers transparent insight into a range of NSF research investments:

  • Find out how NSF investments in basic science, engineering, research, and education foster learning, discovery, and breakthroughs that advance the frontier of knowledge and benefit society.
  • Discover the NSF-funded research assets, including facilities, networks, telescopes, and ships being used to make ground-breaking discoveries.
  • Quickly and intuitively find NSF research information by scientific area of interest and geographic location with the click of a button.
  • Access information from multiple resources in one location, eliminating the need to sift through multiple sources to find what you are looking for.
  • Learn about the scientists, engineers, researchers, and educators that make discoveries possible.

Terms of Use for Images Associated With NSF Award Highlights on SEE Innovation:

Unless stated otherwise, images and other media accompanying the NSF Award Highlights published on the National Science Foundation’s “Science, Engineering, and Education (SEE) Innovation” website are available for use by NSF employees, members of the media, science and engineering researchers, university news offices and other staff, educators, and the general public. They are intended for personal, educational, and nonprofit/non-commercial use only.
The image “credit” must accompany all uses in print, electronic, or other materials. Usually, that credit lists the owner or copyright holder of the image. Images credited to the National Science Foundation (NSF), a federal agency, are in the public domain. You may freely use NSF-credited images and, at your discretion, credit NSF with “Courtesy of National Science Foundation.” Granting the right to use images or other media from the SEE Innovation website does not explicitly or implicitly convey NSF’s endorsement of the site or document in which the media is used or the entity using it.
Most of the images and other media associated with Award Highlights on SEE Innovation have been donated by external sources for public use, with the understanding that whoever uses them will include the credit. NSF does not “police” usage of the images and therefore relies on you, the user, to responsibly follow the guidelines stated here.

Other Images on SEE Innovation:

In most cases, images and other media accompanying the NSF Research Assets and NSF People of Distinction published on the SEE Innovation website carry additional restrictions and have been provided on SEE Innovation primarily for illustrative purposes. It is the responsibility of the potential user to contact the institution or individual listed in the item to obtain permission prior to using the image or media.