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June 5, 2008
NASA Announces Education Research Program Award Recipients

WASHINGTON - NASA has awarded more than $8.5 million to colleges and universities nationwide to conduct research and technology development in areas of importance to NASA's mission. In addition to the research and technology development, the awards enable faculty development and higher education student support.

The selections are part of NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR. The program is designed to assist states in developing partnerships between NASA research assets, academic institutions and industry. Enhancing the nation's academic research enterprise benefits states' economic viability and development, and contributes to the agency's research priorities.

A total of 13 proposals were selected for funding to colleges and universities in the following states: Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wyoming. Winning proposals were selected through a merit-based, peer-reviewed competition. The average award is $750,000 for a 3-year period.

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Sonja Alexander
Headquarters, Washington

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