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Pallone Announces Grant to Rutgers for Climate Research

September 13, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced a $2,999,055 federal grant award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)to Rutgers University. The grant will assist research related to coastal climate risk and resilience, as well as applying the knowledge gained through this research to developing resilient coastal systems. Funds will be used to train approximately 100 graduate students for a five year period in the field of climate science. These students will be required to take four core courses to be trained in methodology and procedure, communicating with decision makers, as well as a summer field course and a studio workshop.

“Climate change is a moral issue, and we have an obligation to our children and future generations to address it immediately” said Congressman Pallone. “I am pleased to see Rutgers University, a world renowned research university right here in New Jersey, is receiving federal funding to continue its efforts to find out more about the impact of climate change and what we can do to protect our environment and our coasts.”

The NSF award is part of the This National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) program, which  is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training.  The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs.