Press Releases

Published: 06-19-2015
  A new University of Florida and Duke University collaboration aims to do for the tree of life what Google Earth did for navigation. Photo courtesy of Reed Beaman. A National Science Foundation grant of nearly $1 million will fund a three-year project to develop software that will make the context of every named and unnamed organism accessible online to scientists and...
Published: 06-04-2015
  Program Solicitation: NSF 15-576 Replaces Document(s): NSF 13-569   National Science Foundation Directorate for Biological Sciences Division of Biological Infrastructure Directorate for Geosciences Division of Earth Sciences Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local...
Published: 06-03-2015
  See below for an invitation from the NSC Alliance: Dear NSC Alliance Membership, The NSC Alliance is cosponsoring with the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) a Collections Communications Workshop this September 1-2. The workshop will be held at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. The BCoN (recently renamed from NIBA Research Coordination Network) is...
Published: 06-02-2015
Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) organizes an opportunity for scientists to inform the nation's science policy. The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists to meet with their federal or state elected officials, and allows policymakers to learn first-hand about the science and research facilities in their district......
Published: 04-10-2015
  Photo courtesy of Mike Lauterborn. iDigBio's Charlotte Germain-Aubrey visited the Aquaculture School at Sacred Heart University to give a talk to two dozen science teachers from Bridgeport Middle School about increasing women in STEM careers. The presentation entitled "Inspiring Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics): The Importance of Immersion...
Published: 02-20-2015
  Photo courtesy of Florida Museum of Natural History Nature, an international weekly journal of science, posted Christopher Kemp's article Museums: the endangered dead on February 18, 2015. The article begins with an example of a new species described from collections-based research. The example given in this article was a new species of bat (Myotis diminutus) but many...
Published: 01-29-2015
  The Society of Herbarium Curators recently posted the following announcement about a student research grant:   Two $500 research grants will be awarded to students whose research contributes to or uses herbarium resources in ways that augment the collections. Research on any taxa typically accessioned in herbaria including all plant, fungal, lichen, and algal lineages is...
Published: 01-28-2015
    Potential entrants to the Beyond the Box competition have been asking questions regarding rules and other specifics to the competition.  The Beyond the Box team have responded by creating a FAQ section on the website and sending out the following update: Read the responses to questions posted on the frequently asked questions section of the competition website. Find out...
Published: 12-16-2014
  Photo credit: Reed Beaman, NSF, BIO   The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) launched the Beyond the Box National Digitization Innovation Competition on December 5, 2014. Through this competition, one million dollars will be awarded to the individual or team that “develops a novel way to accurately and efficiently...
Published: 12-09-2014
  Photo provided by Central Michigan University / Steve Jessmore The Central Michigan University (CMU) Herbarium at Central Michigan University was recognized by the CMU Media Channel for their participation in the Great Lakes Invasives TCN. The CMU Herbarium is part of a NSF funded collaboration of 25 institutions nationwide helping to build an online database of more than 1.7 million...

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