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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1997 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
The National Science Foundation has ranked Cal State Northridge first, ahead of 529 other public and private colleges and universities, in turning out undergraduates who went on to complete doctoral degrees in science and engineering, the school announced. According to the report released last week, 182 CSUN graduates earned doctorates in science and engineering from 1991 to 1995.
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NEWS
May 1, 2013 | By Morgan Little
Republicans in Congress, long skeptical of the value of some taxpayer-supported research, have taken aim at the National Science Foundation with a bill that seeks to limit the scope of its grants. A draft bill by House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), which was obtained by Science magazine, would require the foundation's grants to “advance the national health, prosperity or welfare” or “secure the national defense.” The current National Science Foundation criteria are broader and allow the foundation to weigh the “intellectual merit” and “broader impacts” of the proposed research.  The bill would also require that projects are not “duplicative” of other federally funded works.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2008 | Jean Merl
Two scholars from local universities are among eight recipients of the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for science and technology. Leonard Kleinrock of UCLA and Andrew J. Viterbi of USC were among the 2007 laureates announced Monday by President Bush in Washington. The National Medal of Science honors individuals for pioneering research in such fields as physical, biological, mathematical, social, behavioral and engineering sciences. The National Science Foundation administers the award, which was established by Congress in 1959.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
MCI WorldCom Inc. said Thursday that it has begun a major upgrade of the National Science Foundation's nationwide network for testing next-generation Internet technologies that will quadruple the network's data-carrying capacity. The Los Angeles-to-San Francisco leg of the very-high-speed Backbone Network Service, or vBNS, is the first to get the upgrade and can now carry 2.5 gigabits of data per second. That's more data than 1,600 high-speed T-1 lines can carry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1990
After reading "How U.S. Failed in Science" (Nov. 8), we are disgusted at the quality of scientific knowledge possessed by most Americans. It is obvious to most of us here at Caltech that the U.S. school system is unable to teach science properly. Indicative of this lack of knowledge, the sample questions printed in the article, as used by the National Science Foundation's poll, show a lack of scientific understanding. Of the 10 survey statements printed, two were impossible to answer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Orange Coast College's biology department has won a $42,000 National Science Foundation grant to upgrade its computer equipment. The award is the first from the NSF to the Costa Mesa school. "It is quite an honor to receive a National Science Foundation grant," said Patsee Ober, Orange Coast College's grant writer. The money will be spent for interactive computer hardware and software that will allow students to simulate some experiments without setting foot in a laboratory. Biology Prof.
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