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BY THE NUMBERS LOUISIANA IN FY 2012 $40 Million: NSF funds awarded 33 rd : National ranking in NSF funds 25: NSF-funded institutions 179: NSF grants awarded.

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1 BY THE NUMBERS LOUISIANA IN FY 2012 $40 Million: NSF funds awarded 33 rd : National ranking in NSF funds 25: NSF-funded institutions 179: NSF grants awarded EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED RESEARCH IN LOUISIANA NSF-funded researchers in computer science, hurricane, and oceanic modeling at Louisiana State University are developing novel methods to predict the paths and intensities of hurricanes more accurately and improve forecasting and emergency response. A team of researchers supported by a NSF grant to the Louisiana Board of Regents developed an award-winning computer simulation showing the collision of black holes and the gravitational waves that would be generated. Courtesy: Louisiana ranks as the ninth-best state in Site Selection magazine’s 2010 “Top State Business Climate Rankings,” earning its highest ranking ever. 2 In Lake Providence, La., Myriant Technologies is establishing the world's largest bio-based succinic acid plant, which will provide a renewable bio-based industrial chemical building block, reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 2Myriant Technologies INVESTMENT IN SCIENCE = INVESTMENT IN LOUISIANA INNOVATION 1 The Economic Impact of Louisiana State University on the Baton Rouge MSA, Stephen BarnesThe Economic Impact of Louisiana State University on the Baton Rouge MSA 2 Louisiana Economic Development (LED): louisianaeconomicdevelopment.com Louisiana State University, which received more than $17 million from NSF in 2010, produced $1.3 billion for the Baton Rouge area and generated nearly 22,000 jobs. 1 Including offshore production on the Outer Continental Shelf, Louisiana is No. 1 in crude oil production and No. 2 in natural gas production in the U.S. 2 Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)  1527 Eighteenth Street, NW  Washington, DC  Louisiana THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering. “Vital industries such as space exploration, defense, pharmaceutical, medical, and agriculture rely on those well trained in math and science. To be competitive in the global economy, our children must build those strong skills.” –Louisiana First Lady Supriya Jindal Scientists at LSU are using a NSF CAREER grant to look for water molecules on Mars by developing computer simulations of water-bearing structures.

2 Louisiana The NSF-supported Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-LAMP), led by Southern University, is a statewide program aimed at rapidly increasing the number of minority students earning bachelor’s degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)  1527 Eighteenth Street, NW  Washington, DC  Undergraduate and graduate students can gain experience at the NSF facility LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, an instrument that detects gravitational waves to search for the presence of matter in the distant reaches of the cosmos, by participating in a vigorous Research Experience for Undergraduates program or using the facility to conduct Ph.D. research. Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Courtesy: Since 1952, NSF has supported 45,000 graduate students through research fellowships. Louisiana received $7 million in NSF educational funding in FY “LSU continues to generate jobs and bring in money that helps to keep the Baton Rouge area and all of Louisiana moving forward. This university is vital to the economic health of our state.” −LSU Chancellor Michael Martin "The diversity and growth potential of Louisiana's top projects in both high-tech and traditional manufacturing, as well as healthy total investments, overall job creation and innovative incentives, made Louisiana a clear winner of our annual 'State of the Year' Award." −Business Facilities Editor-in-chief Jack Rogers EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN LOUISIANA Graduate students at Louisiana State University are participating in a NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) multidisciplinary program of education, research and training in Multi-Scale Computations of Fluid Dynamics to conduct research in coastal management from the perspective of modeling and intervention. THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) not only funds cutting-edge research at institutions across the country; NSF’s education initiatives ensure the U.S. will remain a global leader in innovation for generations to come.


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