JSU among U.S. institutions benefiting from NSF’s ‘cyberinfrastrucure’ grant

February 10, 2017



Jackson State University is among a select group of higher-education institutions in the U.S. to benefit from a “cyberinfrastructure” grant from the National Science Foundation that’s being managed by Clemson University.



The National Science Foundation awarded Clemson more than $248,000 to parcel out the funds and support the consortium project – “CC* Cyber Team: Cyberinfrastructure Empowerment for Diverse Research, Scholarship and Workforce Development.”

Along with JSU, other institutions sharing in the award include Claflin University, Morgan State University and South Carolina State University. The partnerships are expected to broaden the impact of advanced computing resources at the selected campuses.

Dr. Richard A. Aló, dean of JSU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, said “Jackson State University is pleased to be part of this grant that adds significant opportunities for our institution to assess and enhance our cyberinfrastructure and to be part of a more even playing field with our much-larger sister institutions.”

Furthermore, Aló said, “So, much of what we are doing now and in the future in research and education depends on and will depend on having access, engagement and faculty/student training. We are grateful to the NSF for this award and to Clemson University for leading the way.”

In general, the selected campuses will adopt models and strategies to maximize the impact of investment in research computing infrastructure on science conducted by students and professors.