Congressman Cohen Announces National Science Foundation Grants to the University of Memphis

April 27, 2021
Press Release
Underwriting for projects on earthquake science and chemistry

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive two grants from the National Science Foundation totaling $918,830. The first grant, for $443,830, involves tectonic modeling and earthquake cycles. The second, for $475,000, supports research on “water catalyzed by molecular cobalt complexes.”

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“Because of where Memphis is located relative to the New Madrid fault, research on earthquakes is always important, so a grant to study earthquake cycles is a good investment. Research in chemistry will advance our knowledge and lead to new discoveries. I commend the University of Memphis, and the scientists involved, for receiving this impressive support.”