NSF IN ACTION
In arid New Mexico, NSF EPSCoR researchers are modelling different scenarios to demonstrate the impact that water pricing, population growth, education, and drought have on the groundwater aquifer for the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho areas.
They showed that price incentives impact indoor and outdoor water use and lower water use by more than 15 percent per capita. Their research also indicated that as more droughts occur in tandem with population increases, the aquifer has a lower chance of recovery.
Such findings can assist city planners, officials, and citizens with plans to slow aquifer depletion.
Source: FY 2017 NSF Budget Request to Congress
NIH BEST PRACTICES
Common to all IDeA states, such cooperation and sharing creates economies of scale that maximize access to powerful but expensive scientific instruments.
NIGMS is developing strategies for national dissemination of best practices developed in the IDeA program to ensure that the public gets more science for the dollar.
Source: FY 2017 NIH Budget Request to Congress
NASA RESEARCH RESULTS
The University of North Dakota (UND) developed a Multi-Purpose Research Station in North Dakota designed to expand NASA space exploration-relevant research and help our next generation of explorers reach new worlds beyond Earth.
The UND research resulted in:
- 39 published papers
- 74 talks and presentations
- 63 new grants valued at $5,452,405 from agencies such as the DOE, the Office of Naval Research, the NSF, the USDA, and the EPA
Source: FY 2017 NASA EPSCoR Budget Request to Congress
EPSCoR is science-driven and supports the most meritorious proposals based on peer review and programmatic priorities.
Source: FY 2017 DOE EPSCoR Budget Request