Green education grant

Two NSF grants worth $6.4 million have been awarded to Rutgers University to fund graduate research in clean and sustainable energy resources using biotechnology and nanotechnology. The National Science Foundation has also awarded Rutgers up to $1.25m to extend previous NSF-funded graduate research to benefit undergraduate and graduate students throughout the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Specifically, Rutgers will collaborate with Princeton University on using nanotechnology for clean energy generation. It will also work with universities in Brazil, China and South Africa, and elsewhere in the U.S, to find ways to replace environmentally harmful fossil fuels with renewable, economically sustainable fuels.