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Life sciences company expands in Virginia

Sep. 20, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A life sciences company plans to spend $64 million to expand a bioanalytical lab in Virginia and create 200 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday Pharmaceutical Product Development considered several other states before picking Virginia. Northam approved awarding two grants worth...

Buildings clear at University of St. Thomas following threat

Sep. 17, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of St. Thomas has given the all clear after several buildings were evacuated on its St. Paul campus following a bomb threat. The university tweeted the four buildings evacuated have been search and cleared, including the John Roach Center, the Anderson Student Center,...

Santa Fe Institute received $275,000 through Jeffrey Epstein

Sep. 16, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico scientific research center that received $275,000 in funding over the years from financier Jeffrey Epstein is hoping to donate some of the money. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that Santa Fe Institute officials want to donate $25,000, the equivalent of a...

Maine ocean institute launching new climate center

Sep. 15, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine science facility named for a body of water that is one of the fastest warming on Earth is launching a new center focused on climate. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute says its new climate center will be "a new interdisciplinary center focused on solutions to local,...

State grant funds $900K solar project at SIU

Sep. 12, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Southern Illinois University at Carbondale a $900,000 grant to develop a solar energy and storage project. EPA Director John Kim announced the grant Thursday. The development will generate more than 150 kilowatts of solar...

Fed grants will boost lobster research, create new extension

Sep. 12, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal program that funds ocean research is going to help establish a push for more scientific work about lobsters in Maine. Maine's congressional delegation says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program has awarded $2 million to...

Federal research ship to begin studies in the Gulf in 2023

Sep. 11, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal research vessel operated by universities in Louisiana and Mississippi is expected to begin studies in the Gulf of Mexico in 2023. The Louisiana Universities Marine Research Consortium and the University of Southern Mississippi are leading a consortium created for the 199-foot...

Grant aims to boost number of Navajos studying neuroscience

Sep. 3, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

TSAILE, Ariz. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Arizona and Dine (dih-NEH') College are partnering to try to get more Navajo students into biomedical sciences. The schools recently were awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Kathleen Rogers and Roberta Diaz Brinton from...

Earthquake research facility struggles financially

Sep. 3, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

WESTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts observatory that monitors earthquake activity in the region may be forced to cancel various programs due to a lack of funds. The MetroWest Daily News reports that Boston College's Weston Observatory faces cancelling tours, summer internships, evening public colloquiums...

$1.3M grant to enhance STEM education in middle schools

Sep. 2, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A new collaboration with Dartmouth College and the Montshire Museum of Science hopes to enhance STEM education in select middle schools in New Hampshire and Vermont where resources are stretched thin. The Valley News reports the pilot program plans to connect Dartmouth professors and...