NSF Grant Boosts Science Research Opportunities

Natural Sciences Department Chair and Geology Professor Tim Grover was the recent recipient of a National Science Foundation research grant.

The nearly 60 thousand dollar grant, titled “Collaborative Research: RUI: Proterozoic Mountain Building and Collapse, Eastern Adirondacks, New York,” will allow Castleton students to actively participate in relative fieldwork and is a two-year long project in collaboration with Michael Williams at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through research programs and education projects. The organization is a funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities.

Grover marks the first time Castleton has received a NSF award.