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UW-River Falls Receives Two Federal Grants

Oct. 1, 2010--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been awarded two prestigious federal grants.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UW-River Falls a grant of $43,820 to be used for an extensive project, “Collaborative Research: Research on Information and Communication Technologies in the Educational and Research Communities of Kenya, Ghana, and India.”

The project will track the impact of new media in the educational and research systems of the three low-income countries named in the project’s title.

This project will be conducted with Louisiana State University as well as international institutions. It is under the direction of Paige Miller, assistant professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice at UWRF.

The university also received funding under the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) for $18,632 per year for the next four years. The program supports low-income parents in postsecondary education through child care services. These grant funds are intended to be used by institutions of higher education to support or establish a campus-based child care program that serves the needs of low-income students.

“Students who bring their children to our facility will be awarded a scholarship to put towards their children’s day care tuition if they receive a federal Pell grant,” says Minda Matthys, director of the C.H.I.L.D. Center, UWRF’s on-campus child care facility.

Funds not used for scholarships will be used to pay students who gain experience by working at the C.H.I.L.D. Center.

For more information regarding the NSF grant, contact paige.miller@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-3260. For more information regarding the CCAMPIS grant, contact minda.matthys@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-0656.



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