Kerry Announces Massachusetts To Receive Additional $9.1 Million In Science Investments
BOSTON – Senator John Kerry announced today that 34 additional Massachusetts universities and organizations will receive a total of $9,082,722 in National Science Foundation (NSF) awards. The funding was secured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“These investments in scientific research will create jobs and help keep Massachusetts a world leader in the sciences,” said Senator John Kerry. “I'm grateful that President Obama has once again recognized the cutting edge work being done by our universities and research organizations.”
The NSF funds research and education across the fields of science and engineering by providing grants and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the nation.
More than $59 million in National Science Foundation grants have been awarded to Massachusetts organizations and schools in the past five months.
As part of the NSF awards in Massachusetts, Photonic Systems, Inc. (Billerica) received funding for the project, entitled “SBIR Phase I: Room Temperature Silicon-compatible Nano-LED/Laser Electronically Pumped by Silicon Field Emission Device,” under the direction of Edward Ackerman.