U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced that the National Science Foundation, through its Major Research Implementation Program, has awarded Morehead State University with a $175,456 grant for the purchase of specialized modern electronics equipment. The MSU research team will use this equipment to further enhance important research projects.
“Providing new technology so that our students have the ability to explore complex issues and expand much needed research is essential for our continued advancement,” said Rogers. “I am pleased to see that researchers and students at MSU are paving the way for new discoveries right here in Kentucky. MSU should be proud that their professors and students have been awarded with these tools that will continue to put them ahead of the curve.”
Morehead State University researchers and students will use this funding to purchase equipment for advanced projects that are helping to expand knowledge of large scale integrated circuits, which are the backbone of modern electronics. Through these efforts, professors hope to solve problematic issues that prevent some applications from large-scale production.
The National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation’s institutions of high education. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments.
Rogers works to obtain federal funding for projects across southern and eastern Kentucky in his role as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.