What we’re reading:
- Dr. Jared Ashcroft’s article: Unleashing the Potential of Community Colleges: A Collaborative Path Forward
- Intro to Nano Canvas Course is popular and still getting downloaded. Keep sharing it!
NSF congratulates laureates of the 2023 Nobel Prize in chemistry
Summary: The U.S. National Science Foundation congratulates Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus and Alexei I. Ekimov on their 2023 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discoveries related to Quantum dots. NSF has supported the research and early-career development of Bawendi and Brus, and continues to support fundamental research on unexplained aspects and potential uses of Quantum dots.
The laureates discovered quantum dots and a method for reliably producing them at a high quality. – Quantum dots have unique optical properties potentially applicable for a wide range of uses, including optical devices, solar cells, biomedical imaging and quantum computing.
Featured Image: Samples showing quantum dot solutions emitting light at wavelengths across the rainbow. Credit: Dmitri Talapin, University of Chicago via NSF Post above.
New York Times: Who Runs the Best U.S. Schools? It May Be the Defense Department
Summary: Schools for children of military members achieve results rarely seen in public education, as reported by the New York Times. Bullets: – Schools for children of military members achieve results rarely seen in public education.
NSF invests $35M in future manufacturing
Summary: The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Future Manufacturing program makes targeted investments in the future of manufacturing research and helps grow the manufacturing workforce. This year, the program is investing over $35 million across 40 institutions in 25 U.S. states, focusing on biomanufacturing, cyber-manufacturing, and eco-manufacturing research. In addition, there are events throughout October to promote highly skilled and technical roles in manufacturing.
The Future Manufacturing program bolsters national security, economic growth, and American employment – NSF invests in research and education in manufacturing to catalyze new manufacturing capabilities