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Nicholls receives portion of biggest grant ever funded by NSF

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Nicholls State University is part of a group of colleges and institutions that has been given the largest grant ever to be awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

This consortium, the Future Use of Energy in Louisiana (FUEL), was awarded a $160 million grant to support new energy initiatives in Louisiana. 

The portion that Nicholls receives from this grant will help provide opportunities for students to take part in alternative energy initiatives. New jobs, programs, degrees, and research projects would be able to be formed as a result of this award. 

Dr. John Doucet, Dean of the Nicholls Science and Technology Department, emphasized the importance of Louisiana colleges receiving an award like this. 

“Because we’re the leader in energy production in the nation,” Doucet said, “[the NSF] felt it was important that they invest in us to try to transform the energy situation in America. We’re going to do our best and make a good example of it.”

Doucet said this would provide a “fantastic demonstration of [student’s] capabilities when they apply for jobs,” 

Doucet is very honored that Nicholls has been given this opportunity. He said, “The fact that we’re included in this consortium 75 years after we opened our doors is not only a fantastic opportunity but also an honor that they recognized us and our history.”

According to a news article released by Nicholls, the presence of the under-construction research center only emphasizes how Nicholls is qualified to receive the grant.

“Nicholls is well-positioned to compete for a portion of these grant dollars,” the article said, “with the deployment of the Coastal Data Refinery powered by HEWMEN® at the Coastal Center at Nicholls State University.”

Upon its completion, the Coastal Center will provide resources and information regarding coastal restoration.

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Mary Cali, Staff Writer
My name is Mary Cali and I am a junior majoring in creative writing. I treasure my Nicholls community and am happy to contribute my writing to the campus magazine! I love spending time with loved ones, but I do enjoy my alone time with a cup of tea, a book, and an episode of NCIS!

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