WVa Colleges Get Over $4M In Federal Grants

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Three West Virginia universities will share more than $4.4 million in National Science Foundation grants to promote computer technology and biometrics research.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Gov. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday that West Virginia University, Marshall University and West Virginia State University will get the money from two grants.

The first, worth $2.6 million over three years, will help the schools in upgrading their computer systems with an eye toward making scientific discoveries easier.

The second grant, worth $1.8 million, will be used to fund biometrics research aimed at detecting chemical compounds or potential diseases.

The grants are being awarded through a project of the State Higher Education Policy Commission.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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