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BY THE NUMBERS

Missouri
in FY
2011



$47
Million:
NSF funds awarded


27
th
:
National ranking in NSF funds


29:
NSF
-
funded institutions


259:
NSF grant awards







EXAMPLES OF NSF
-
FUNDED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN
MISSOURI

EXAMPLES OF NSF
-
FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN
MISSOURI

Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)


1527 Eighteenth Street, NW


Washington, DC 20036


www.cnsfweb.org

Missouri



The Graduate Teaching Fellows in K
-
12 Education (GK
-
12)

at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

have
incorporated their research in structural engineering into modules for the K
-
12 classroom that illustrate how math,
science, construction, economics, engineering and globalization are intertwined.

Using these modules, partner
secondary schools have aligned with Mukogawa Women's University Junior and Senior High School in Japan to
discuss earthquakes and the different measures taken in each country to provide safe, economical,
and

seismically designed structures.


Scientists at the University of Missouri
-
St. Louis are currently studying the evolutionary rate
of malaria in order to better understand the virus and other infectious pathogens.

With NSF support, Freight Pipeline Company (based in Columbia, MO) discovered a solution
to freeze
-
thaw problems in bricks made of fly ash, and the company began developing a
commercial manufacturing process. Fly ash products were once thought to present potential
health hazards by emitting mercury vapor into the air. However, researchers found that fly
ash bricks not only do not emit mercury, they actually absorb mercury from the air.


Faculty and students at the University of Missouri are investigating new ways to monitor
walking and other movement patterns of elderly residents in their own homes. The group's
research will assist health care providers in identifying potential health problems and keep
older adults independent longer.


Over a five
-
year grant period, the Midwest Apex Project (MAP) is awarding 84 MAP scholarships, averaging
$5,600 per year, and 81 MAP incentive awards of $600 per award. The program targets baccalaureate majors
in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering technology and mathematics at Missouri Western State
University (MWSU). The awards aim to enhance student retention through graduation and increase placement
of students in applied learning opportunities with regional employers.




THE NATIONAL SCIENCE
FOUNDATION (NSF)


is the only federal agency
whose mission includes support
for all fields of fundamental
science and engineering.

Missouri

Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)


1527 Eighteenth Street, NW


Washington, DC 20036


www.cnsfweb.org



THE

NATIONAL

SCIENCE

FOUNDATION

(NSF)

not

only

funds

cutting
-
edge

research

at

institutions

across

the

country,

NSF’s

education

initiatives

ensure

the

U
.
S
.

will

remain

a

global

leader

in

innovation

for

generations

to

come
.

INVESTMENT IN SCIENCE = INVESTMENT IN MISSOURI

Researchers from the Mobile Computing Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis are
working on a project to develop a new generation of software that allows people to work
together on complex problems anytime and anywhere using wireless devices.

CiAN, which
stands for Collaboration in Ad hoc Networks, uses workflow technology, which has been
adapted to mobile networks, to coordinate the efforts of everyone involved in an activity
without the need for external resources like enterprise servers and fixed networks.

CiAN has
the potential to enable a new class of applications and interaction styles that consider both
the spatial and temporal dimensions of the activity and the needs and capabilities of the
participants.

Areas of immediate applicability include geological surveys, emergency disaster
response, remote construction sites and field hospital management.


Researchers at Texas A&M, Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University
of Toronto have collaborated on a project exploring how to capture the function of a natural
system to generate new design ideas. They have discovered that natural systems may be
modeled functionally as if they were engineered systems. By looking to nature for inspiration,
engineers and designers can draw upon a multitude of design elements to solve design
problems, increasing structural integrity and energy efficiency for infrastructure.


Researchers are working to improve bridge safety in Missouri as a model approach for the
nation.


Vulnerable bridges

are equipped with sensors that monitor the bridge's

structural
condition and utilize networks that can

manage

high
-
performance queries over wireless
sensor networks. A particular

research target is the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape
Girardeau, Missouri, which crosses the Mississippi River and lies within the New Madrid
seismic zone.



In 2008, research expenditures for all University of Missouri campuses totaled $326.7 million,

primarily occurring on the Columbia campus. Every dollar spent on university research in the
state of Missouri is estimated to generate an additional 94 cents of spending in the state‘s
economy. The Missouri Economic Research and Innovation Center estimates that the
University of Missouri’s Columbia campus‘s 2006 research expenditures directly and indirectly
supported 9,746 jobs.
https://uminfopoint.umsystem.edu/media/ed/Economic%20Reports/impact.pdf