WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two grants totaling $62,051 to Kent State University to fund research training opportunities in the mathematical sciences and to expand the development of computing programs.
“Research in science and mathematics is critical to creating jobs and improving our economy. Unleash more American innovation when everyone is able to participate and we nurture all the talents of Ohio” Brown said. “Kent State University is one of Ohio’s premier universities. These awards will help her advance our knowledge and continue Ohio’s leadership in innovation.”
NSF funding includes:
- $222,051Grants to advance geometric scaling theory and dimensionality reduction for engineering large data sets.
- $400,000 Grant to develop ScienceDMZ, a high-performance computing program that exercises a new paradigm of federal security, as opposed to the traditional ocean-focused security approach.
Brown co-sponsored Early Professional Researchers Support Act To establish a two-year pilot program at NSF to award grants to highly qualified early-career researchers at independent research institutions of higher education for up to two years. This will help prevent the loss of research talent due to the labor market disruptions caused by the pandemic.
NSF supports research and education in all non-medical fields of science and engineering.