Washington, DC…NASA has awarded $10.5 million to colleges and universities to conduct research and technology development in areas important to the agency’s mission, develop faculty and support higher education students.
Fourteen proposals were selected for funding in Alaska, Alabama, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Winning proposals were selected through a merit-based, peer-reviewed competition.
One proposal was selected from each of the following universities and organizations:
Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Louisiana Board of Regents, Baton Rouge
Montana State University, Bozeman
University of Alabama, Huntsville
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
University of Hawaii, Honolulu
University of Kentucky, Lexington
University of Missouri, Rolla
University of Nebraska, Omaha
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Oklahoma, Norman
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
University of Wyoming, Laramie
West Virginia University, Morgantown
The selections are part of NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The program helps develop partnerships among NASA research missions and programs, academic institutions and industry. It also helps the awardees establish long-term academic research enterprises that will be self-sustaining and competitive, and contribute to the jurisdictions’ economic viability and development.
For additional information about the 2013 EPSCoR selectees, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/16o5ULe
For more information about EPSCoR, visit: http://education.nasa.gov/epscor
For more information about NASA’s education programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/education