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West Virginia State University recently was awarded a $20,000 grant from the West Virginia Division of Science and Research Instrumentation Grants Program to expand STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics research and teaching.

The funds will be used to purchase a new gas chromatograph system for the university's chemistry department.

The grant is the most recent of more than $600,000 in funds given to the chemistry department during the past year and a half for equipment upgrades, including a new liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry system and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.

"The WVSU Department of Chemistry has acquired the instrumentation to do modern research while still maintaining a small university feel," Micheal Fultz, assistant professor of chemistry at WVSU. "Students attain a hands-on knowledge in the use of these instruments, which they will apply in their various research projects."

WVSU instructors now will be able to include GC-based lab activities in advanced undergraduate and graduate classes and the new equipment will allow WVSU to support regional research and educational efforts along with the West Virginia Education, Research and Tehnology Park, Kanawha Community and Technical Park, University of Charleston and West Virginia University Institute of Technolgy.