Brown Announces Nearly $1.1 Million for Scientific Research at Central Ohio Universities

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded three grants totaling $1,099,749 to two central Ohio universities to fund scientific research and training in physics and technology; behavioral science; and environmental and climatic studies.

“Research and training in science and our environment are essential to creating jobs and improving our economy. We unleash more American innovation when everyone is able to participate and we nurture all of Ohio’s talent, said Brown. “The Ohio State University and The Ohio Wesleyan University are two of Ohio’s great institutions of higher learning. These awards will help continue Ohio’s long tradition of leadership in innovation and scientific research.

NSF funding includes:

  • $399,999 Grant to The Ohio State University conduct research to understand the disciplinary decisions of school professionals and how suspensions disproportionately affect black children. The goal is to positively impact communities by decreasing the frequency of preschool suspensions and reducing the school-to-jail pipeline.
  • $200,000 Grant to The Ohio State University for training undergraduate and graduate students in strong field physics. This will prepare them for future careers in academic physics or related high-speed sciences, in national laboratories or private industries.
  • $499,750 Grant to Ohio Wesleyan University for the training of teachers of ecology through the research coordination network (RCF) Macrosystems For All Ecology (MEFA).

The NSF supports research and education in all non-medical fields of science and engineering.


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