Maryland Delegation Announces $1.5 Million for Nanotechnology Training and Research at the University of Maryland, College Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the Maryland Congressional Delegation in announcing $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 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

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