Science & Engineering Education
Innovative education is the cornerstone of a knowledge-based society. NSF and its partners are working to ensure that the nation's youth receive an exceptional education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics delivered for maximum effectiveness, preparing students for participation in a competitive future.
Workforce & Economic Development
In a global economy, America's workforce must be able to adapt to new knowledge and work across geographic and professional boundaries. NSF and its partners are collaborating to ensure that America's workforce reflects the diversity and intellect of our nation. Through the competitiveness of our workers America is assured competitive advantage well into the future.
The technologies that improve lives and solve problems stem from federally funded NSF sponsored high risk, fundamental research. To ensure America's ability to compete and collaborate in the R&D of new technologies NSF and its partners are working to accelerate the transformation of U.S. innovations from concept to application.
Challenges of Our Time
In a complex and technologically advanced world, it is imperative that communities join forces when addressing global problems - from environmental concerns to natural disasters to renewable energies. NSF and its partners are working together to ensure that solutions are developed and applied that will improve the lives of all of the world's citizens.