Congressman Fred Keller announces National Science Foundation Grants to Penn State University

January 29, 2020
Press Release
$1,710,000 in combined grants will go to research projects

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Penn State University two grants that will fund research projects.


A grant in the amount of $900,000 will go toward studying how plants make cellulose.


A grant in the amount of $810,000 will go toward understanding the coordination chemistry of lanthanide-binding proteins for rare earth element sensing, capture, and recycling


On the awarding of the grants, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:


“I congratulate Penn State University on receiving these sizable grants from the National Science Foundation.

“Penn State is a world class university and research institution that is already performing significant work and research for the federal government. During the January district work period, I toured Penn State and was able to see some of their many tremendous ongoing research projects.


“I look forward to seeing the great work Penn State will accomplish with these grants and continuing to support their mission.”