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NASA Selects Five Colleges for STEM Curriculum Development Grant

NASA has awarded five minority-serving colleges a total of $1.4 million to develop their STEM courses under the MUREP Innovations in Space Technology Curriculum program. The grant, awarded in partnership with the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, provides the winning schools up to $330,000 and partners them with a NASA …

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New Data Lab Report Shows Federal Contract Spending Trends Over Time

A new data visualization posted in the Data Lab, which is the brainchild of the team behind the Department of Education’s USASpending.gov, seeks to present changing federal contract spending trends over the years, FedScoop reported Wednesday. The team also conducted research on how congressional appropriations affect federal contract spending. According …

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NNSA Selects Texas A&M University to Lead Low-Energy Nuclear Science CoE

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has selected Texas A&M University to administer a center of excellence on low-energy nuclear science under a five-year, $10 million agreement. The university will manage the Center for Excellence in Nuclear Training and University-based Research in support of the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances program, DOE said Thursday. …

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DOE Invests $60M in Nuclear Energy R&D Projects

The Department of Energy has invested $60 million to fund 13 nuclear technology research and development projects. The department said Friday its Office of Nuclear Energy supports the selection under the U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development funding opportunity announcement. The DOE will review applications quarterly and select more awardees throughout a five-year …

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DOE to Help Fund 9 Power Electronics Innovation Projects

The Energy Department has earmarked $20 million for nine projects that seek to advance power electronics intended for solar power systems. DOE said Wednesday the selected projects aim to help the department address photovoltaic reliability challenges and reduce the cost of solar energy in half by 2030. The funding recipients are: Flex Power …

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