OXFORD — NASA has awarded $16.8 million to colleges and universities nationwide to conduct research and technology development in areas of importance to the agency’s mission. In addition to the research and technology development, the awards enable faculty development and higher education student support.
Two proposals from the University of Mississippi were selected for funding.
The selections are part of NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR. The program is designed to assist states in establishing an academic research enterprise directed toward a long-term, self-sustaining and competitive capability that will contribute to the states’ economic viability and development. EPSCoR assists in developing partnerships between NASA research assets, academic institutions and industry.