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Five NSF S&T Centers Funded

August 06, 1999

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has committed almost $94 million over the next five years in matching funds for five new Science & Technology Centers (STC). The new centers join 23 existing centers that were selected in 1989 and 1991. (Two more original STCs cease to exist.)

The STC program funds academic-industry-government partnerships in specific technology areas for fundamental research activities that create educational opportunities. The centers also encourage technology transfer and innovative approaches to interdisciplinary research projects.

The five new centers are:

Science and Technology Center on Nanobiotechnology (Lead institution: Cornell University)

Science and Technology Center for Adaptive Optics (Lead institution: University of California at Santa Cruz)

Science and Technology Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (Lead institution: Emory University, Atlanta)

Science and Technology Center on the Sustainability of Water Resources in Semi-Arid Regions (Lead institution: University of Arizona)

Science and Technology Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes (Lead Institution: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

NSF expects to announce a new Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships competition in FY 2000.

More information on the new centers and the STC program can be obtained from http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/stc/start.htm