Fattah Announces $1 Million in Research Grants to Philadelphia Area Colleges

Bryn Mawr, Temple, Drexel, and Penn will each receive grants from the National Science Foundation

May 22, 2014, 11:43 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Democratic appropriator for scientific research and the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced today that four higher education institutions in his district are recipients of NSF research grants. Together, the schools—Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, Drexel University, and the University of Pennsylvania—will receive $1,001,147 in funding for four individual research projects.

The projects range from studying tectonic history and its impact on land management decisions to the effect of seed accelerator programs on entrepreneurship and innovation in the STEM fields:

  • Bryn Mawr College - $154,433 (Tectonics)
  • Temple University - $191,000 (Science Policy)
  • Drexel University -  $477,669 (Thermal Transport Processes)
  • University of Pennsylvania -  $178,045 (Geomorphology & Land Use Dynamics)

"I congratulate the researchers and universities for securing this competitive grant funding. Each of these projects has a utility that reaches far beyond its field, with the potential to impact our every day lives," Congressman Fattah said. "We are fortunate to have some of the nation's leading research universities in our district, and I will continue to fight for funding that advances our country's capacity for scientific knowledge and discovery."

As Ranking Member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Congressman Fattah helps directs all federal funding for scientific research within the country's science agencies.

For more information on individual projects via the NSF Award Abstracts database, please visit: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/



SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah