NIST Awards $50 Million in Grants for the Construction of Five Science Facilities
For Immediate Release: October 13, 2010
Contact: Michael Baum
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a total of $50 million in grants to five institutions to support the construction of new scientific research facilities that will explore topics ranging from nanometer-scale electronics and “green” buildings to microbe ecosystems in the oceans. The five projects receiving funding under the NIST Construction Grant Program will contribute to almost $133 million in new laboratory construction projects.
The five grants include:
These NIST grants fund new or expanded facilities for scientific research in areas of study covered by NIST and Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including measurement science, nanotechnology, building technology and oceanography. Sponsoring organizations must be institutions of higher education or nonprofit science research organizations.
For more details, see the Sept. 29, 2010, news release “Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology Awards $50 Million in Grants for the Construction of Five Science Facilities” at www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/20100929_cgp_awards.cfm.