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Shepherd to get $100,000 grant

By Staff | Oct 1, 2010

Governor Manchin announced last week that two universities, Shepherd and Fairmount State would both receive grants for their initiatives in the STEM areas of research. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Universities must also try to match the funds in the grant.

Shepherd’s grant will be used to develop undergraduate research experiments in robotics. Dr. Paul Hill, Vice Chancellor for Science and Research at the Higher Education Policy Commission, believes that “By infusing the universities with the support they need to launch these initiative programs, the state is affirming its commitment to up-and-coming STEM fields and the potential they hold for economic expansion in West Virginia.”

President Shipley proudly stated, “The award-winning our students and faculty are doing with robotics and engineering can continue and flourish because of this $100,000 West Virginia EPSCoR grant. Shepherd University is proud to be recognized with this support from the “Bucks for Brains” research fund.”