July 31, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce National Science Foundation Awards In West Virginia

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for projects through the West Virginia University Research Corporation. Collectively, these projects will work to digitize labs for geoscience classes, survey for radio pulsars, and study dark matter in accordance with research done at Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

“The National Science Foundation continues to provide funding for the great space exploration and research conducted through the West Virginia University Research Corporation. These projects help expand our knowledge and understanding of our universe through great West Virginia treasures like Green Bank Observatory. I will continue to advocate for West Virginia to receive funding that supports research at our great institutions and look forward to seeing the end results of these fascinating projects,” Senator Manchin said.  

“NSF has continually been a fantastic partner,” said Senator Capito. “Providing our students with the resources they need is a crucial component in helping them reach their full potential. The same applies for our universities as well, as they expand research capabilities that benefit people far beyond our borders. I look forward to a continued partnership between West Virginia and NSF, and the gains that will be made from the projects announced today.”

Individual Awards Listed Below:

·        RAPID: Collaborative Proposal: Development of Digital Models of Minerals and Rocks for Online Geoscience Classes: West Virginia University Research Corporation – $33,227.

·        Collaborative research: Completing the most sensitive low-frequency survey for radio pulsars and transients: West Virginia University Research Corporation – $289,288

·        Collaborative Research: Cosmology with CHIME: West Virginia University Research Corporation – $242,120.