Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Kent State to Receive $1.5 Million in Federal Grants

Sep 12, 2017 Issues: Economy

Warren, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan announced $1.5 million in federal grant money for Kent State University. $1,150,000 of this funding comes directly from the National Science Foundation, and will go towards three projects:

  • Matrix Functions and Network Analysis under the direction of Lothar Reichel  ($150,000),  
  • SI2-SSE: GeoVisuals Software: Capturing, Managing, and Utilizing GeoSpatial Multimedia Data for Collaborative Field Research under the direction of Ye Zhao ($500,000), and
  • DMREF: Collaborative Research: Materials Engineering of Columnar and Living Liquid Crystals via Experimental Characterization, Mathematical Modeling, and Simulation under the direction of Oleg Lavrentovich ($500,000).  

“I applaud Kent State University for securing these federal grants. Advancements in education and scientific research are crucial for us to grow as a nation – and I am proud these investments are being made right here in our backyard,” said Congressman Ryan. “This well-deserved funding only further highlight Kent State’s outstanding academic and research record.”

Kent State also received:

  • $161,115 from the Department of Health and Human Services for their Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program
  • $241,556 from the Department of Education’s FY17 McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program awards. The McNair Program awards grants to institutions of higher learning for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.

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