NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

Join us for a more in-depth look at the National Science Foundation and the research that is shaping our future. This exclusive programming includes news conferences, webcasts, and interviews.

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

We're finishing up National Engineers Week with this listener favorite--the NSF public radio documentary "Mind of the Innovator"

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

National Engineers Week continues with this amazing story of VocaliD, a company created by an engineer who is finding voices for those who don't have their own--literally

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

Happy New Year! We're wrapping up 2015 highlights with part two of our interview with Harvard biologist Andrew Richardson about the science behind Autumn's brilliant colors

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

2015 highlights continue with this listener favorite about the PhenoCam Network, which is capturing a continuous record of vegetation across the U.S.

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

Our radio highlights from 2015 continue with some good news to start you off in the new year--some brain function improves with age!

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

Radio highlights from 2015 begins with our Earth Day feature about soundscape ecology pioneer Bryan Pijanowski and how you can help record the Earth!

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

Renowned NSF-funded engineers share their creative process, shedding light on how innovation originates in the radio documentary "Mind of the Innovator"

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

Some brain function actually improves with age, as we hear in the first episode of a new NSF podcast "And Now for the Good News"

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

VocaliD is creating unique vocal identities for those who must rely on text-to-speech to communicate, in part thanks to NSF support and its Human Voicebank Initiative!

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

Happy Earth Day! Soundscape Ecology pioneer Bryan Pijanowski describes how he pursues his passion and how you can help record the Earth.


NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

To mark National Inventor's Day in the U.S., here's "Mind of the Innovator," a public radio documentary about how engineers think, and where innovation originates.

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

New research sheds light on consumer attitudes about electric vehicles. Music Credit: "Bicycle" by Kevin MacLeod

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

A look at STEM jobs, with Nirmala Kannankutty of the Natl. Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

NSF-funded Susan Carey and Deborah Zaitchik discusses 'executive function' and 'conceptual change'

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

NSF-funded Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson share their experience during Mission 31 aboard the Aquarius

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

NSF-funded Katharine Hayhoe discusses her role in the cable series 'Years of Living Dangerously'

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

Interview with NYU bioethicist Art Caplan, recipient of the 2014 NSB Public Service Award for an individual

NSF: Where Discoveries Begin

Past NSF-funded astrophysicists Adam Burrows and Jeremiah Ostriker discuss their PNAS paper "Astronomical reach of fundamental physics"

Music Credit: "Mining by Moonlight" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/3.0/