By Sean Kearns,
CSU Science Communications Advisor
In the research realm, the pursuit of knowledge often begins with a short, though not necessarily simple, question. Junior faculty in the CSU are getting a boost from the National Science Foundation to connect research and teaching to find answers to their questions, such as:
- How bright is the sun?
- What does it take to generate a good shape?
These are among the questions pursued by the 23 CSU faculty members whom the NSF has on its CAREER path. Formally known as Faculty Early Career Development grants, NSF’s CAREER awards support junior faculty members who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars.” They will each receive at least $400,000 over a five-year period.
Turning the lab tables, I asked some of the CAREER recipients to answer a few more questions.