Collins, King Announce More Than $1 Million for Research Projects at the University of Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a total of $1,090,552 to the University of Maine to support four research projects.

“Institutions across Maine help inspire and prepare students to become the next generation of leaders in their respective fields,” Senators Collins and King said in joint statement. “By supporting research efforts at the University of Maine, these grants will empower students and researchers working to promote STEM education and improve our understanding of the Earth’s interconnected processes.”

The grants will fund the following four projects:

  • $298,269 to enable the University to acquire a mass spectrometer for geoscientists to investigate Earth system processes, such as crustal subduction and paleoclimate.

The NSF supports research, innovation, and discovery in order to provide a foundation for economic growth in America. Founded in 1950 by an act of Congress, the NSF is an independent federal agency that works to advance the frontiers of science and engineering so that our nation can develop the knowledge and cutting edge technologies needed to address current and future challenges.