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Dr. Tesfaye Belay Receives $10K “Research Seed Grant” from NASA WV-Space Grant Consortium

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(Bluefield)—Dr. Tesfaye Belay, an Associate Professor of Biology at Bluefield State College, has been selected to receive a $10,000 “Research Seed Grant” from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium.  The grant will fund laboratory supplies for BSC’s continuing NASA-related research projects.  Additionally, the grant will cover expenses for BSC minority and underrepresented students to participate in the upcoming annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) to be held in Orlando, FL.   The award covers grant-related activities from July, 2010-June, 2011.

“This grant will strengthen Bluefield State College’s ability to strengthen the depth and breadth of NASA research work initiated at BSC,” Dr. Belay noted.  “Through our research laboratory, we promote basic biomedical research, acquire extramural grant support, and disseminate information on our research findings to the scientific community,” Dr. Belay continued.