Lofgren Announces National Science Foundation Grant for San Jose State University Research Foundation

April 18, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced a new federal grant of $478,897 to the San Jose State University Research Foundation for scientific research.

The award, administered by the National Science Foundation, will support a SJSU research project entitled “Collaborative Research: Ice Supersaturation over the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, and its Role in Climate.”

“I’m glad to see San Jose State University succeed in seeking federal funding to support new and exciting research programs,” said Lofgren. “This grant will help bring to SJSU the resources to better understand the Antarctic and its role in our changing climate.”

The project will analyze observations from three recent major field campaigns which provide airborne measurements and ground-based observations of ice supersaturation and its impacts on the radiative effects of clouds. According to the project abstract, two education and outreach projects will be carried out at San Jose State University, including a unique undergraduate student research project with hands-on laboratory work on an airborne instrument, and an outreach program that uses social media to broadcast news on polar research to the public.

The National Science Foundation’s mission is to support research, innovation, and discovery that provides the foundation for economic growth in this country.

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