Brown Announces Nearly $2 Million for STEM Research at The Ohio State University

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 26, 2022 – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded six grants totaling $1,954,009 to The Ohio State University to fund critical scientific research projects and to increase participation in STEM fields.

“Research in science and technology is critical to creating jobs and improving our economy. We unleash more American innovation when everyone is able to participate and we nurture all Ohio talent,” Brown said. “The Ohio State University is one of Ohio’s great institutions of higher education. These awards will help advance our knowledge and continue Ohio’s leadership in innovation.”  

Funding from NSF includes:

  • $222,314 grant fund an online collaboration platform for graduate students conducting research on algebraic equations.
  • $500,000 grant to fund research on flaws in the design of mobile apps.
  • $214,824 grant to fund research investigating how to reduce lead emissions.
  • $350,550 grant to fund research on the impact of the closure of coal facilities on communities and regional economies.
  • $386,467 grant to fund research investigating the impact of rising sea-levels on the melting of ice caps.
  • $279,854 grant to develop more energy-efficient methods of data storage. 

Brown has cosponsored the Supporting Early Career Researchers Act to establish a two-year pilot program at NSF to award grants to highly qualified, early-career investigators at independent, higher education research institutions for up to two years. This will help prevent research talent loss due to job market disruptions caused by the pandemic.

NSF supports research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.