WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone today announced $1.5 million in federal funding to expand nanotechnology research and training at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Funding comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. It will advance the work of the NIST Nanoscale Science and Technology Visiting Fellows Program, which helps propel national research and training in nanotechnology – the study and application of extremely small things. The funding will also provide training in scientific ethics, entrepreneurship, writing, presentation skills and industrial and national laboratories.
“Nanotechnology research presents incredible opportunities to discover new and exciting scientific breakthroughs,” the lawmakers said. “The federal investment we announced today will help Maryland researchers enhance their training in this critical, twenty-first century innovative scientific field. We will continue to work tirelessly to secure federal funding that enables Maryland institutions to remain at the forefront of scientific research.”
The Maryland congressional delegation recently announced funding for the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs at Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and Bowie State University.