February 27, 2014
The RCSA Board of Directors has approved 41 Spring 2014 Cottrell College Science Awards (CCSA) for single investigators totaling $1,435,00. The Board has also approved three multiple investigator CCSAs totaling $225,000. More
February 24, 2014
The Board of Directors of Research Corporation for Science Advancement has announced the Spring 2014 Cottrell Scholar Awards.
February 19, 2014
Four teams of scientists have received Scialog Collaborative Innovation Awards based on ideas they developed at October’s annual conference at Biosphere2 near Oracle, Arizona.
Tucson, AZ –June 13, 2013 – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), the nation’s oldest foundation devoted wholly to science, announced today five new Scialog® awards totaling $750,000 to support innovative research in the area of solar energy conversion. The five awards consist of three single-investigator and two multi-investigator awards, resulting in seven new Scialog Fellows. More
The Scialog program, begun in 2010, is a hypothesis-driven experiment founded on the premise that RCSA can accomplish more by combining the funding of early-stage discovery research with intensive dialog and intentional collaboration building than can be accomplished by funding these processes in isolation.
Seventy scientists and officials attended the most recent conference, held in October 2013,w at the Biosphere2 facility 20 miles north of Tucson, Arizona. More
Research and the Transformation of Science Education The 19th-annual Cottrell Scholars Conference featured a rich mix of communication and collaboration as top teacher-scholars from some of America's leading research institutions came together July 10-12 in Tucson, Ariz. More
Improving STEM education was part of the conversation at the 2013 Cottrell Scholar Winter Conference, held Friday and Saturday, February 1-2, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. Primarily a strategy and planning event, 15 Cottrell Scholars from around the nation attended. More
The Board of Directors of Tucson-based Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) has selected Dr. Robert N. Shelton to be the private foundation’s 11th president in its 101-year history.
Shelton, most recently executive director of the Phoenix-based Arizona Sports Foundation, also served as the 19th president of the University of Arizona, from 2006 to 2011. At RCSA he succeeds Interim President Jack Pladziewicz, who is retiring. More
The 2012 Annual Report is now available for download. More
A chance encounter on a flight from Chile to Arizona yields an important lesson about the impact of high-risk/potentially high-reward funding for basic scientific research. More
Under the leadership of former Research Corporation President John P. Schaefer, the Foundation has played key roles in the origination of two distinct projects expected to greatly advance modern astronomy -- the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) currently operating atop Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona; and the Large Synoptic Survey< Telescope (LSST), planned for Chile’s El Peñón peak on Cerro Pachón.
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