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$1.5M NSF grant to spark interest in engineering
March 13, 2006

WSU researchers have been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation that seeks to improve student interest in math in secondary grades and to help understand the factors affecting student interest in engineering and science careers. These questions have become of increasing importance in the last few years as the number of American students entering engineering has stagnated. Leaders in industry and academics are increasingly concerned that without maintaining interest and competitiveness in the hard sciences, mathematics and engineering, the United States will lose its leading edge in the global marketplace. The project will be conducted by researchers in the College … » More …

NSF grant to support research of grid security
August 18, 2005

PULLMAN — A team of researchers from Washington State University’s College of Engineering and Architecture has been selected to play a major role in a National Science Foundation-sponsored research initiative intended to address the challenge of protecting the cybersecurity of the nation’s power grid.

In an Aug. 15 announcement, WSU was named as one of four universities that will participate in a new five-year collaborative research effort supported initially by an NSF grant of $7.5 million. Other collaborators are Cornell University, Dartmouth College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). UIUC will serve as the home of a national center to be called Trustworthy … » More …

Feds aim to double science research budget
June 21, 2002

Photo: Grad student Carrie Gillaspie (l) and associate professor Sue Clark (r) research the role microorganisms play in rendering uranium solids less mobile, under a grant from NSF. (Photo by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services.)Congress might increase spending on the National Science Foundation (NSF) by 15 percent annually in 2003, 2004 and 2005, “The Chronicle of Higher Education” reported last month.Some lawmakers feel president Bush’s proposed 2003 increase — 5 percent, for a total of $5.036 billion — didn’t go far enough. College lobbyists and other sponsors want to double NSF’s budget over the next five years, in a funding boost plan similar to what … » More …