Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Announces Over $200,000 in NSF Funding for Hostos Community College

Sep 5, 2018
Press Release
Funding will be used for environmental research of global oceans sytems

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that CUNY Hostos Community College has been awarded $207,452 in funding for their project “Collaborative Research: RUI: Examining linkages between Agulhas Leakage and ocean overturning in the last glacial cycle and through the mid-Pleistocene transition.” The grant comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Division of Ocean Sciences, which supports efforts to better understand global oceans and ocean basins. The project aims to examine past ocean systems to better understand our current climate, and will allow a diverse research team to receive mentoring and engage in international collaboration.  To read more on the project click here.  Serrano oversees NSF funding as the Ranking Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee.

“It is exciting to see Hostos Community College participate in and lead international research on our ocean systems. This grant will continue to encourage college students to get involved and pursue careers in the STEM fields while helping the scientific community better understand changes in our global ocean ecosystems. I look forward to seeing the results of this project in the near future,” said Congressman José E. Serrano.

Within the past two weeks, NSF has announced a total of 6.2 million dollars in funding for three different projects at colleges and universities in the Bronx.  To find out more about past announcements, click here and here.   

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Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.  He is a Senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.