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


WASHINGTON, DC – US Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,778,562 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for multiple projects across West Virginia on.

“It’s great to see the National Science Foundation investing again in programs that advance important research initiatives in West Virginia,” said Senator Capito. “These projects will advance important work 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 create unique and beneficial opportunities create for us students. I will continue to advocate for the funding our institutions need to make a greater impact.”

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“The National Science Foundation continues to be a key partner for Mountain State as it invests in groundbreaking projects and offers unique research opportunities to students and educators in West Virginia. I am pleased that NSF is investing more than $4.7 million in West Virginia colleges and universities to support innovative scholarly research projects, and I look forward to the positive impact of these awards. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for research opportunities throughout West Virginia.” said Senator Manchin.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $2,000,000 West Virginia University Research Society: EFRI BRAID: Unsupervised Continuous Learning with Hierarchical Timescales and Plasticity Mechanisms

  • $749,996 West Virginia University Research Society: Pathways to Academic Success for Biology Majors

  • $552,031Mountwest Community and Technical College: ATE Advanced Aerospace Welding

  • $366,796West Virginia University Research Society: Collaborative Research: NRI: Reducing the Risk of Falling in Robotic Retail Environments

  • $294,958West Virginia University Research Society: Teaching Science with Computational Thinking: Preparing Elementary School Teachers for the Future STEM Workforce

  • $216,189University of Charleston: A collaborative cybersecurity analysis certification program

  • $157,741Bridgeville Community and Technical College: A collaborative cybersecurity analysis certification program

  • $157,731Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College: A collaborative cybersecurity analysis certification program

  • $126,329West Virginia University Research Society: Collaborative Research: Reinventing Policing by Making Neighborhoods Safe and Strong

  • $99,273West Virginia University Research Society: The chemistry and mathematics forum for introductory courses for large enrollments

  • $57,518West Virginia University Research Society: Collaborative Research: Geomorphic Heritage from Megaflood Deposits to River Processes and Forms, Eastern Himalayas

  • $49,812West Virginia University Research Society: Creating the West Virginia Flood Resilience Framework for comprehensive disaster relief and long-term community recovery

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