“There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontier beyond our reach.”
– John S. Herrington
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
NIUST was established in 2002 by the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi in partnership with NOAA’s Undersea Research Program (NURP) to develop and apply new technologies that enhance undersea research. NIUST is made up of three divisions: the Ocean Biotechnology Center & Repository (OBCR), the Seabed Technology Research Center (STRC), and the Undersea Vehicles Technology Center (UVTC), which broadly encompass the fields of biotechnology (e.g., biomedical and agrochemical products) and engineered technologies (e.g., instrumentation development) in the marine environment. NIUST is providing cutting edge technologies to NURP and their constituencies to further the nation’s research capabilities in near-shore, deep water, and extreme marine environments. Program objectives are focused on exploration, research, and advanced technology development.
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is the flagship university for the state of Mississippi. A world-class, public, research university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academia and innovative research. With more than 2,150 students, Ole Miss is the state’s largest university, with a major medical school, a nationally recognized law school and 15 academic divisions. It has been ranked as one of America’s best college buys by Forbes and one of the best places to work by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university’s Honors College has been named one of America’s finest.
C-DEBI is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center on the deep sub-seafloor biosphere. Our mission is to explore life beneath the seafloor and make transformative discoveries that advance science, benefit society, and inspire people of all ages and origins. We are a multi-institutional distributed center establishing the intellectual, educational, technological, cyber-infrastructural and collaborative framework needed for transformative experimental and exploratory research on the sub-seafloor biosphere. C-DEBI is led by Drs. Jan Amend (C-DEBI Director, University of Southern California), Julie Huber (Marine Biological Laboratory), Steven D’Hondt (University of Rhode Island), Andrew Fisher (University of California, Santa Cruz), and C. Geoffrey Wheat (University of Alaska, Fairbanks).
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed about the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information when they need it. NOAA’s roots date back to 1807, when the nation’s first scientific agency, the Survey of the Coast, was established. Since then, NOAA has evolved to meet the needs of a changing country. NOAA maintains a presence in every state and has emerged as an international leader on scientific and environmental matters.
Mission Statement: The University of Alaska Fairbanks, as the nation’s northernmost Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and international research center, advances and disseminates knowledge through creative teaching, research, and public service with an emphasis on Alaska, the North and their diverse peoples.
Throughout its history, NASA has conducted or funded research that has led to numerous improvements to life on Earth. NASA Headquarters in Washington provides overall guidance and direction to the agency under the leadership of the administrator. Ten field centers and a variety of installations conduct the day-to-day work in laboratories, on airfields, in wind tunnels and control rooms. NASA conducts its work in four principal organizations, called mission directorates: Aeronautics, Human Exploration and Operations, Science and Space Technology.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of $7.2 billion (FY 2014), we are the funding source for approximately 24% of all federally-supported, basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.