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National Science Foundation Gives $3.1M for NDSU Research
North Dakota Ag Connection - 09/10/2018

Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two grants totaling over $3.1 million to support research at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Details of the awards are as follows:

Bee Research -- $2,854,451 -- The funds will be used to research how bees survive harsh winters to improve management and population prediction. The research will be conducted by a collaborative team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and faculty from NDSU and universities in Wyoming and New Mexico. The NSF expects to award NDSU a total of $5,684,002 for the project, which is projected to be finished by 2022.

Data Center Energy Efficiency Research -- $299,999 -- The funds will be used to improve energy efficiency for data centers.

"Today's research investments will help improve our agriculture and technology industries," Hoeven said. "North Dakota is the top producer of honey in the nation and bees play an integral role in pollination, which is why NDSU's research to help improve bee populations is so important. Helping data centers use energy more efficiently will help our technology industry cut costs while also helping to conserve resources."

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