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Cottrell Scholar Andrew Feig's Efforts Lead to $21m NIH Award for Detroit STEM

October 31, 2014

Detroit's future as a STEM education center just got a major boost from the National Institutes of Health, thanks to the efforts of Cottrell Scholar Andrew Feig and his colleagues.
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The Role of Water and Gold in Catalytic Oxidation

October 31, 2014

One of Chemistry's longstanding mysteries is solved. And RCSA awards helped pave the way.
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AURA Awarded Support by the National Science Foundation to Begin Constructing LSST

August 04, 2014

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.
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Planning, projects, discussions fill 20th-annual CS Conference

July 16, 2014

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.
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RCSA Announces New Award for Cottrell Scholars

July 11, 2014

A new award will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Cottrell Scholars.
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Mary Maxon to Lead Science Philanthropy Alliance

June 18, 2014

A seasoned science policy expert will spearhead SPA efforts to advance support for basic research in the United States.
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Cottrell Scholar Conference July 9

June 09, 2014

A venerable RCSA program celebrates two decades of helping teacher-scholars to improve undergraduate science instruction at America's research universities.
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UO Physics Prof. Richard Taylor's Winning Idea

May 15, 2014

Fractal microelectronics could help eliminate blindness.
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Partnership and Collaboration: As important for science funders as for scientists

Jack Pladziewicz, former RCSA President | May 02, 2014

While remaining true to its mission, RCSA reaches out to its sister philanthropies in the face of increasingly complex scientific and societal challenges .
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RCSA, NAS create award honoring John P. Schaefer

April 01, 2014

WASHINGTON – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) has made a gift of $1.5 million to the National Academy of Sciences to establish the Award for Scientific Discovery in honor of RCSA’s past president John P. Schaefer. In addition to RCSA, the major contributor to the award fund was the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation.
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A multi-faceted success story

April 01, 2014

The story behind the story: A recent article in ChemistryWorld represents a triumph for undergraduate research as a highly effective way to educate and motivate the next generation of scientists.
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Robert N. Shelton Named RCSA President

February 28, 2014

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.
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Spring 2014 Cottrell College Science Awards

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.
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2014 Cottrell Scholar Awards

February 24, 2014

The Board of Directors of Research Corporation for Science Advancement has announced the Spring 2014 Cottrell Scholar Awards.
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2013 Scialog Collaborative Innovation 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.
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Bold New Views of Our Universe

RCSA | November 01, 2013

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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Cottrell Scholar Willaim Dichtel is 2014 Fresenius Award Winner

October 10, 2013

Cottrell Scholar William Dichtel, Cornell University assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has been designated as the 2014 National Fresenius Award recipient by the American Chemical Society.
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For scientists, early to press means success

University of Adelaide | September 19, 2013 | www.jstor.org/discover/10.1525/bio.2013.63.10.9

A provocative new study suggests it is straightforward to predict which academics will succeed as publishing scientists.
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RCSA Awardees Fare Well at ACS Indianapolis Meeting

September 17, 2013

The American Chemical Society has announced its slate of award winners for 2014. Five Cottrell Scholars will be receiving top national honors, as will several other members of the RCSA community.
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