NSF gives $9M to Nevada universities

June 24, 2002 — Developing nanotech-based materials and devices are among the projects planned since Nevada’s state university system learned it will receive $9 million from the National Science Foundation.

The three-year grant, which will be boosted by a required $4.5 million from the state and university system, is expected to improve the state’s science and technology infrastructure, expand program offerings and increase diversity in the sciences, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

One proposal involves developing new computer models for understanding global climate changes. Another seeks biotechnological approaches to understand the ecological consequences of those climate changes, as well as identify the biochemical mechanisms that organisms use to adapt to stressful environments, the report said.


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