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National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $4.2 Million for Research at Michigan Tech

Last Modified 1:22 PM on Wed Nov 18, 2009

By Jennifer Donovan

September 16, 2009—

Eight research projects in eight different fields at Michigan Technological University are receiving grants totaling $4,172,719 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Funding for four of the projects comes from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA), also known as federal stimulus money.

"These projects come from all across campus,” said David D. Reed, the University’s vice president for research. “They illustrate the mix of research activities here at Michigan Tech. It is especially gratifying that some of our recently hired newer faculty members are participating in this success. We are grateful to the National Science Foundation for these awards."

The newly funded research includes:

“Michigan Tech has been a longstanding leader in research and education dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said US Congressman Bart Stupak when he announced the new NSF grants. “This funding will continue that tradition, as well as provide the innovations and cutting-edge technology necessary to create the next generation of sustainable, energy-efficient products right here in northern Michigan.”

Michigan Technological University (www.mtu.edu) is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.