Presentation on theme: "BY THE NUMBERS CALIFORNIA IN FY 2012 1 st : National ranking in NSF funds $920 Million: NSF funds awarded 262: NSF-funded institutions 2,721: NSF grants."— Presentation transcript:
BY THE NUMBERS CALIFORNIA IN FY 2012 1 st : National ranking in NSF funds $920 Million: NSF funds awarded 262: NSF-funded institutions 2,721: NSF grants awarded 38: NSF research centers/facilities EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED RESEARCH IN CALIFORNIA NSF-funded researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles are examining oxygen levels in the brain in order to understand when we will and when we won’t decide to take a risk The San Jose State University Foundation, funded by NSF, is conducting 5 th grade classroom teaching experiments that will help inform best practices in teaching and learning basic algebra at the middle school level. Courtesy: www.research.gov/seeinnovation UC produces an average of 4 inventions per day for 1,000 R&D-intensive companies.1 More than 160 companies have been founded on the basis of UC technology licensing agreements. 2 INVESTMENT IN NSF = INVESTMENT IN CALIFORNIA INNOVATION 1 Lenz, P. (2011). Presentation on 2011-2012 UC Budget [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/budget/?p=1558http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/budget/?p=1558 2 UC Economic Impact Reports. Retrieved from: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/economy/welcome.htmlhttp://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/economy/welcome.html Nearly 370,000 jobs are directly dependent on the University of California’s (UC) expenditures, representing 2% of all employment in California. 2 Between 2002 and 2011, UC research is expected to be the major source of productivity gains, totaling $5.2 billion. 2 Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) 1527 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 www.cnsfweb.org California THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). “California’s economic growth depends on its continued leadership in innovation, technology, …and other fields that require strong math and science training.” −CA Governor Gary Brown A team of NSF-funded researchers led by a scientist at the University of California, San Diego is studying how infants learn essential social skills that are necessary for language and behavioral development.
California The California Noyce Scholarship program encourages outstanding students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at California State University, Fresno 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 20036 www.cnsfweb.org Middle school girls selected to participate in an after-school and summer program in Scotts Valley work with adult female mentors in building interest and skills in computers and information technology (IT). The program helps mitigate the negative impacts stereotypes might have on girls' motivations to pursue careers in science and technology. Courtesy: www.research.gov/seeinnovation Since 1952, NSF has supported 45,000 graduate students through research fellowships. California received $117 million in NSF educational funding in FY 2012. “…Our research mission has never been more important to the future of our world and the people who inhabit it.” − Stanford University President John Hennessy “Advancing STEM education in California and creating more opportunities for today`s students is key to maintaining competitiveness in the global economy.” − John Lock, CEO of Project Lead the Way EXAMPLES OF NSF-FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA The NSF-funded Revitalizing Algebra Partnership in San Francisco unites three groups— middle and high school algebra teachers, undergraduate mathematics majors, and graduate mathematics students who teach college algebra—with the primary goal of facilitating career advancement. 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.