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1 BY THE NUMBERS Kansas in FY 2012 $49 Million: NSF funds awarded 28 th : National ranking in NSF funds 10: NSF-funded institutions 165: NSF grants awarded 3: NSF research centers/facilities EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED RESEARCH IN KANSAS A team of NSF-funded researchers at Kansas State University have incorporated a nanomaterial called FAST-ACT into an air filter cartridge that breaks down corrosive and odorous drywall chemicals responsible for respiratory illness and damage to buildings. Courtesy: INVESTMENT IN SCIENCE = INVESTMENT IN KANSAS 1 Science and Engineering Indicators: 2012, NSF 2 R&D Dashboard Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) 1527 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC Kansas THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering. NSF-sponsored researchers at the University of Kansas are using chaperoning proteins, which allow the examination of difficult-to-observe proteins, to better understand the anthrax toxin. Researchers in the Kansas State University Medical Component Design Laboratory used NSF funding to develop supplemental sensors for ingestible-pill technology that monitor the health of livestock, protecting against disease outbreaks. University of Kansas ranks in the top 80 academic institutions nationally in research and development expenditures. 1 NSF-funded research contributed to the generation of 4,177 patent awards in Kansas between 2000 and Nearly 49,000 Kansas residents work in science and engineering occupations. 1 Kansas companies received $26 million in venture capital in Kansas has about 6,000 high technology businesses that employ 169,100 people. 1 Research universities have a special role in higher education and our society. The scholarship and creative works of our faculty members not only inform their teaching but also contribute to our well-being and prosperity. University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

2 Kansas Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) 1527 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC Courtesy: Since 1952, NSF has supported 45,000 graduate students through research fellowships. Kansas received $5 million in NSF educational funding in FY Kansas is building a solid foundation to grow a STEM-literate workforce and is investing in the future intellectual capital of the state. Paul Adams, former president of the Kansas Association for Teachers of Science With an increasingly competitive global economy, our places of higher education will become even more crucial in equipping the next generation work force. A high quality education, from elementary school to higher education, is important to each student and critical to our nations future. Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN KANSAS THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) not only funds cutting-edge research at institutions across the country; NSFs education initiatives ensure the U.S. will remain a global leader in innovation for generations to come. The Noyce Teacher-Leaders for Western Kansas project at Fort Hays State University is developing STEM teachers for rural Kansas communities. The Emporia State University-sponsored Early Career Symposia at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education Communications and Technology provided an avenue for early career scholars to receive mentoring from established researchers. The Wichita State University Great Expectations: Engineering Kansas Scholars program offers scholarships to help talented low-income students, particularly women, minorities, and students from underserved urban schools, earn engineering degrees. The Biotechnology Education for Kansas program at Manhattan Area Technical College aims to prepare students with the skills needed to be successful technicians in biotechnology research laboratories.


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