WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $57,573 grant to Kenyon College to fund research to expand knowledge surrounding weathering glacial systems. The project aims to analyze glacial erosion that produces large quantities of sediment and can change the chemistry of surrounding land and ocean ecosystems.
“Research in science is critical to create jobs and improve our economy. We unleash more American innovation when everyone is able to participate and we nurture all Ohio talent,” Brown said. “Kenyon College is one of Ohio’s premier universities. These awards will help it advance our knowledge and continue Ohio’s leadership in innovation.”
Brown has cosponsored the Supporting Early Career Researchers Actto 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.