The University of Hawaii has been awarded two grants for a grand total of $23 million from the National Science Foundation [NSF]. The new grants are destined to help stimulate the research enterprise in Hawaii and create for educational opportunities for local students. The awards came at the hands of the NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research [EPSCoR].
We are grateful to have been very successful in securing these grants,” said UH President M.R.C. Greenwood. “Significant resources have been dedicated to broadening the diversity of the state’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce. The overriding goal is to expand Hawaiʻi’s competitiveness in new areas of science and technology research and education and drive innovation at a time when our state desperately needs to broaden its economic foundation.”“The receipt of such funding from the National Science Foundation helps support our efforts in the development of a much-needed Science and Technology Plan for the state,” said James Gaines, vice president for research. “In addition, investments of this nature ensure a better future for Hawai‘i by advancing opportunities to actively engage our students in scientific research while contributing on a larger scale to the efforts of the scientific community to improve global learning.”