September 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.7 Million in National Science Foundation Grants

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,778,562 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for several projects across West Virginia.

“The National Science Foundation continues to be an important partner for the Mountain State through their investments in groundbreaking projects and providing West Virginia students and educators with unique research opportunities. I am pleased NSF is investing more than $4.7 million in West Virginia colleges and universities to support innovative scientific research projects, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these awards. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for research opportunities across West Virginia,” Senator Manchin said.

“It’s great to see the National Science Foundation once again investing into programs that advance important research initiatives in West Virginia,” Senator Capito said. “These projects will move important work forward at West Virginia University, the University of Charleston, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Mountwest Community and Technical College, and Bridgeville Community and Technical College, which will help to create unique and beneficial opportunities for our students. I will continue to advocate of the funding our institutions need to make a larger impact.”

Individual awards listed below:
  • $2,000,000 West Virginia University Research Corporation: EFRI BRAID: Unsupervised Continual Learning with Hierarchical Timescales and Plasticity Mechanisms
  • $749,996 – West Virginia University Research Corporation: Pathways to Academic Student Success for Biology Majors
  • $552,031 – Mountwest Community and Technical College: ATE Advanced Aerospace Welding
  • $366,796 – West Virginia University Research Corporation: Collaborative Research: NRI: Reducing Falling Risk in Robot-Assisted Retail Environments
  • $294,958 – West Virginia University Research Corporation: Teaching Science with Computational Thinking: Preparing Preservice Elementary Educators of the Future STEM Workforce
  • $216,189 – University of Charleston: A Collaborative Cybersecurity Analysis Certification Program
  • $157,741 – Bridgeville Community and Technical College: A Collaborative Cybersecurity Analysis Certification Program
  • $157,731 – Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College: A Collaborative Cybersecurity Analysis Certification Program
  • $126,329 – West Virginia University Research Corporation: Collaborative Research: Reimagining Policing by Making Neighborhoods Safe and Strong
  • $99,273 – West Virginia University Research Corporation: The Chemistry and Mathematics Introductory Large-Enrollment Courses Forum
  • $57,518 – West Virginia University Research Corporation: Collaborative Research: Geomorphic legacy of megaflood deposits on river processes and form, Eastern Himalaya
  • $49,812 – West Virginia University Research Corporation: Creating the West Virginia Flood Resilience Framework for comprehensive disaster response and long-term community recovery