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June 23, 2011
RELEASE 11-202
NASA Announces Education Research Program Award Recipients

WASHINGTON – NASA has awarded $20 million to colleges and universities nationwide to conduct research and technology development in areas important to the agency's mission. The awards also enable faculty development and support students.

The selections are part of NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR. The program helps develop partnerships between NASA research missions and programs, academic institutions and industry. It also helps states establish long-term academic research enterprises that will be self-sustaining and competitive and will contribute to the states' economic viability and development.

A total of 27 proposals were selected for funding in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming. Winning proposals were selected through a merit-based, peer-reviewed competition.

Two proposals were selected from each of the following colleges and universities:
Montana State University
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
University of Delaware
University of Nebraska, Omaha
University of North Dakota
Wichita State University
One proposal was selected from each of the following universities:
Louisiana State University
New Mexico State University
University of Alabama, Huntsville
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
University of Idaho
University of Kentucky
University of Nevada, Reno
University of New Hampshire, Durham
University of Oklahoma, Norman
University of Vermont
University of Wyoming
Vanderbilt University
West Virginia University

For a list of selected proposals visit:


For more information about EPSCoR, visit:


For more information about NASA's education programs, visit:


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Ann Marie Trotta
Headquarters, Washington

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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