The Best of Creative Computing Volume 1 (published 1976)

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NSF Awards (1974 National Science Foundation awards for technological innovation)

```NSF Awards
Back in April 1974 when Creative Computing
was just a germ of an idea, I had several conversations with people in the
National Science Foundation. It seemed to me that Creative Computing
would be an excellent communication vehicle
between leading edge computer projects, most of
which are sponsored by the NSF, and the rest of
the world. Several NSF people agreed, a proposal
was written and submitted. And then nothing.

Finally six months later a polite refusal of funding.

In any event, we still think the world would
like to know where NSF dollars are going these
days and what the current hot button is of the
folks in Washington. Most of the dollars' for
computer projects come from the Technological
Innovation in Education Section, so we're listing
a 19-page booklet, "1974 Awards", is available
containing an abstract of each project. To get your
free copy, write:

Erik D. McWilliams
Technological Innovation in Education
National Science Foundation
Washington, D. C. 20550
THE U.S. APPROPRIATED
\$16,400,000,000 IN 1972
FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Computer Super-8 Movies continued -
Vibrating String, by George Abdo and Jerry Caldwell
Shows graphs of the traveling waves y = f(x +
ct) and y = f(x - ct)) together with the graph of the
solution y = (f(x + ct))/2 to the vibrating string
equation y, = c2 y,,. Several initial displacements
are considered.

Heat in a Bar, by George Abdo and Jerry Caldwell
Shows the temperature distribution in a bar
over time with a particular initial distribution and
several endpoint conditions. Solutions are those
obtained by the separation of variable technique.

Complex Variables:

w = exp(z}, by Michael Collins
Studies of the image of circles |z| = R under
the complex exponential map for O < R < 25.

There is a spectacular zoom on the origin in the
case R = '. A must for complex variables courses.

This film is remarkable in that it was produced on
one roll of film and was not edited.

List of Projects
Hard-Core CAI
PLATO IV
PLATO Software
TICCIT 1,400,000
Evaluation of PLATO and TICCIT
PLANIT
Audio and Natural Language in CAI
CAI for Indian Students
Translation of a German Study of CAI
Languages
Subtotal
Transportability and Networks
CON DUIT
Central Mississippi Regional Computer
Network
Florida Regional Computer Cooperative
Subtotal
Elementary and Secondary School Projects
A Strategy to Introduce Computers in
Secondary Schools
LOGO and New Learning Environments
Computer-Based High School Math
Laboratory
Study of Computing Activities in
Secondary Education
Subtotal
Guidance
SIGI Development and Field Test
Subtotal
Conferences
Computer Technology Forecast
Conference
Subconference on Computer
Communication Networks
Conference on Cable Communication
and the University
Conference on Computers in the
Subtotal
Miscellaneous
MITS Interactive Television System
Digital Systems Engineering Course
Computer Graphics in Learning
Improvement of Science Education '

via Technology
Evaluation of Communication Device for
Severely Handicapped Students
Study of Computer Literacy Courses
and Materials
Instructional Variables in Computer
Programming
Subtotal
Grand Total
\$2,164,000
116,000
1,400,000
235,922
15,700
330,000
50,000
31,500
5,500
\$4,348,622
\$ 493,300
195,800
9,100
\$ 698,200
\$ 530,926
350,000
163,600
105,300
\$1,149,826
\$ 133,300
\$ 133,300
\$ 107,800
22,000
20,900
16,400
\$ 167,100
\$ 246,700
256,400
213,100
100,000
88,000
17,300
5,000
\$ 926,500
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