K-12 & Education

It's a competitive world in which science, technology, mathematics and engineering impact our economy, health, societal well-being and policy. Scientists, engineers and educators provide the ideas and knowledge base for U.S. leadership in science and engineering. Learning how people learn, while also supporting the very best ideas and students are also essential goals in today's changing world.

Kids outsmart grown-ups

Kids outsmart grown-ups

Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

What makes a superhero a superhero? Learn about how some real-life superheroes at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering are using their special powers to save people and make their lives better everyday.

The fish detective!

The fish detective!

Kate talks to Cara Simonsen, a marine biologist, about stalking fish in the name of science

Change the world: Science and engineering careers fair

Change the world: Science and engineering careers fair

For two days in September, Congressman Frank Wolf and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a fair at the Dulles Town Center in Virginia that inspired young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

NSF Science Now: Episode 15

NSF Science Now: Episode 15

This week's episode of Science Now highlights the University of Minnesota's mind controlling robot that could potentially help people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases, PolarTREC's FishSpy camera capturing life beneath the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica, a shake table test on the world's largest shake table and finally the discovery of the earliest European fort found in the foothills of North Carolina.

Understanding The Role Of Public Trust In Managing Natural Resources

Understanding The Role Of Public Trust In Managing Natural Resources

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln teaches fellows about real-world policy applications in the natural resources arena and enable the transfer of knowledge in a way that is useful to policymakers in responding to the challenges created by demands for diminishing resources, and the need to maintain and build resilience in stressed watersheds.

How Science Works

How Science Works

Is science a step-by-step process? Actually, it kind of works like a pinball machine. Check it out!

NSF Joins In Commemorating Computer Science Education Week 2012

NSF Joins In Commemorating Computer Science Education Week 2012

December 9th is the birthday of computing pioneer, Grace Hopper. In commemoration, her birthday every year marks Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) intended to spotlight the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels.