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BY THE NUMBERS COLORADO IN FY 2012 $365 Million: NSF funds awarded 5 th : National ranking in NSF funds 47: NSF-funded institutions 617: NSF grants awarded.

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1 BY THE NUMBERS COLORADO IN FY 2012 $365 Million: NSF funds awarded 5 th : National ranking in NSF funds 47: NSF-funded institutions 617: NSF grants awarded 21: NSF research centers/facilities EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED RESEARCH IN COLORADO NSF-funded researchers at the Colorado School of Mines are testing ways to improve the electric grid system to facilitate better integration of renewable energy sources. NSF funding to the University Cooperation for Atmospheric Research in Colorado has contributed to the development of a novel satellite system that is better able to predict hurricane behavior and long-range weather forecasts. Courtesy: CSU research results in a 0.2% increase in overall productivity for firms in Colorado, which equates to $79.7 million annually. 2 The University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder generated $60 million in intellectual property revenues between 2003 and In the past 5 years, 27 new companies have been formed based on CU technologies. 1 INVESTMENT IN NSF = INVESTMENT IN COLORADO INNOVATION 1 Just the Facts 2009 : University of Colorado at Boulder. University Communications. 2 Created to Serve: Colorado State University’s impact on the State’s Economy Colorado’s estimated net economic benefit from university partnerships with federal laboratories located in the state was $1.11 billion in Colorado State University (CSU) generates over $300 million in annual research expenditures, spurring research and technology advances for Colorado business. 2 Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)  1527 Eighteenth Street, NW  Washington, DC  Colorado THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering. “Colorado is already recognized as a leader in technology in many areas from aerospace to bioscience and information and telecommunications. It’s time to take the next step and move Colorado toward global competitiveness.” −CO Governor John Hickenlooper A team of NSF-funded researchers led by a scientist at the University of Colorado is studying how nitrogen deposition contributes to soil acidification, a process with implications for protecting soils in Rocky Mountain National Park and other natural areas.

2 Colorado The Colorado Noyce Fellowship program encourages outstanding students studying physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and astronomy at the University of Colorado to begin a career in teaching by allowing them to gain experience assisting faculty in improving science and math courses. Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)  1527 Eighteenth Street, NW  Washington, DC  Undergraduate students selected to participate in the NSF-funded Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research work with high-performance computing systems and computer science experts to solve problems relevant to the center’s earth science mission. Courtesy: Since 1952, NSF has supported 45,000 graduate students through research fellowships. Colorado received $27 million in NSF educational funding in FY “I applaud our campuses…for challenging young people to go into fields that will advance our nation’s position as a world leader in innovation.” − University of Colorado President Bruce Benson “…Colorado's economic future depends on exactly the kind of education CSU offers — with exceptional programs in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering.” − Colorado State University President Tony Frank EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN COLORADO Collaborators between Tufts University, Princeton University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder are developing educational computer animation software to better engage students in K-12 math, science, and engineering subjects. 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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