Monday, October 27, 2008

Kentucky universities, colleges share grant

This from H-L:

KDE gets $2.1 for AP Expansion

LEXINGTON, Ky. --The National Science Foundation has awarded a $12.5 million technology research grant to several public universities and private colleges in Kentucky.

Gov. Steve Beshear announced the grant during an appearance in Lexington on Monday. The money will fund research into biotechnology, nanotechnology and cyber technologies.

Beshear said the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville will be the major recipients. Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State and Northern Kentucky universities will share in the grant, as will Berea and Centre colleges.

Beshear also announced a $2.1 million federal grant to the Kentucky Department of Education to help expand the number of Kentucky high schools offering advanced placement classes in math, science and English.

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