KCUR News
7:09 am
Wed October 7, 2009

Kansas Gets $20 Million For Climate Research

Kansas City, MO – Kansas researchers have received a $20 million grant for work on renewable energy and climate change issues.

The funding from the National Science Foundation was announced Tuesday by the University of Kansas and Wichita State University, which are involved in the research. Also involved are Kansas State University and Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence.

The research will examine modeling to predict the effects of climate change and using nanotechnology to harness solar energy. More than 60 university scientists and five private companies are expected to participate in the research.

The grant was announced as more than 700 people gathered in Topeka for a renewable energy conference.