Four ad hoc teams formed during the most recent Scialog conference, held this past October near Tucson, Ariz., have each won $100,000 Collaborative Innovation Awards, according to Richard Wiener, Scialog Program Director, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).
The path to widespread use of solar energy remains complex, and the lay public still finds it difficult to perceive how our nation can realize the immense potential of converting sunlight into usable power. Nevertheless, results of the 2014 Scialog indicate progress is being made.
Cottrell Scholar Andrew Feig, Wayne State University, had a big hand in designing much of the educational agenda that convinced the National Institutes of Health to award a consortium of Wayne State and three other Detroit-area schools $21.2 million over five years to improve student diversity in biochemical research.
There is a subtle kind of fame that comes to scientists whose names have been decapitalized, and appear in print as humble, utilitarian watt, ampere, ohm or angstrom. In industrial plants throughout the world, engineers often point out to visitors an indispensable device called a cottrell...
Former Research Corporation President John P. Schaefer, RCSA played a key role in the origination of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, now approved for funding by the federal government.
The 20th-annual Cottrell Scholar Conference, “Leading Change: Engaging Your Students, Colleagues and the Public to Transform STEM Education,” held in mid-July in Tucson, AZ, continued the RCSA tradition of encouraging innovation at research universities.
Progress is accelerated by collaboration and partnership among science funders.