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University of Oklahoma to receive NASA EPSCoR grant

June 4, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) listed the University of Oklahoma in Norman as an award recipient of NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to help further the agency’s mission. As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Cole recently helped prevent passage of an amendment to the CJS Appropriations bill that would decrease EPSCoR funding; he also worked to ensure full funding for the program in the America COMPETES Act

The university was selected for a grant that lasts three years to research “Extracting the Photonic Spectrum for the Long Range Exploration of Space: A Hybrid Photovoltaic Photon Upconversion and Biological System for Energy Production and Life Support.”

“I am very pleased to hear that the University of Oklahoma will be one of the hubs for NASA research through EPSCoR over the next three years,” said Cole. “This impressive grant award further solidifies that there is exceptional talent in Oklahoma. I feel confident that the individuals utilizing the important research and development funding will make great strides for NASA’s mission and make our state proud.”