Presentation on theme: "BY THE NUMBERS MARYLAND IN FY 2012 $251 Million: NSF funds awarded 9 th : National ranking in NSF funds 74: NSF-funded institutions 547: NSF grants awarded."— Presentation transcript:
BY THE NUMBERS MARYLAND IN FY 2012 $251 Million: NSF funds awarded 9 th : National ranking in NSF funds 74: NSF-funded institutions 547: NSF grants awarded 5: NSF research centers/facilities EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED RESEARCH IN MARYLAND NSF-funded researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a noninvasive scanning system for the detection of deadly melanoma. The new device, which detects heat given off by the cancerous cells, may lead to better treatments for the disease and earlier detections of this deadly cancer. Electronic voting systems must be reliable, accurate, and above all else, secure. NSF-funded scientists at Johns Hopkins University are addressing digital voting reliability by researching how the next generation of voting machines must be constructed and by developing technologies that can improve voting systems. Courtesy: www.research.gov/seeinnovation Johns Hopkins University (JHU) spent $2.38 billion on research and related programs in FY 2010, and JHU consistently ranks first in research spending among all U.S. universities. 2 In FY 2010, JHU faculty and other researchers reported 482 inventions, were awarded 65 new U.S. patents, and assisted in the creation of five new companies started specifically to bring JHU- developed technologies to the marketplace. 2 INVESTMENT IN NSF = INVESTMENT IN MARYLAND INNOVATION 1 Impacts of the University of Maryland, College Park. 2008. 2 Johns Hopkins Lives Here: State of Maryland. In FY 2006, University of Maryland (UMD), College Park faculty and staff reported 114 inventions, obtained 22 patents, and executed 28 licensing agreements. 1 In 2007, over 50 companies were involved in research work with UMD, College Park faculty, over 100 companies were assisted through the Maryland Technology Extension Service, and almost 60 companies were supported through UMD’s Biotechnology Research and Education Program. 1 Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) 1527 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 www.cnsfweb.org Maryland THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering. “Faculty research is driven by a passion to advance the frontiers of knowledge. A byproduct of that passion can be the creation of new jobs and new wealth, which is essential to the future of our state and nation.” −University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh An NSF-supported graduate student from the University of Maryland organized a research team to outfit 30 geese with GPS satellite transmitters. The study will track the birds' interaction with domesticated poultry populations in Asia, and thereby predict the potential spread of avian influenza, a global health concern.
Maryland NSF's Math and Science Partnerships enable innovative collaboration between higher education and K-12 math and science faculty. One such partnership in Maryland aims to foster collaboration among participating K-12 teachers in Montgomery County public schools and higher education faculty at the University of Maryland. Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) 1527 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 www.cnsfweb.org With support from NSF's Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program, Johns Hopkins University has awarded SFS awards to members of its Information Security Institute. These SFS scholarships help to broaden research initiatives in infrastructure protection and prepare graduate students for positions in the federal cyber security workforce. Courtesy: www.research.gov/seeinnovation Since 1952, NSF has supported 45,000 graduate students through research fellowships. Maryland received $30 million in NSF educational and human resource funding in FY 2012. “…hand-in-hand with creating and saving jobs is expanding opportunity. As the global economy becomes more knowledge-based, all these things depend on our ability to spur innovation. The primary ingredient of innovation is education, the STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] disciplines in particular.” −Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley “Our founders’ vision of an institution that blurred the boundaries between graduate research and undergraduate education dramatically and unequivocally shifted the trajectory of the great American research university.” −Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN MARYLAND To help stimulate the nation's manufacturing base, Maryland's NSF-funded Technology and Innovation in Manufacturing and Engineering Center is revitalizing manufacturing and engineering curriculum in the state. The center provides educational and career support in manufacturing and related industries to students, technicians, K-12 teachers, and college faculty. 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.