Western Kentucky University will receive a $377,259 grant from the National Science Foundation.
The announcement comes from Congressman Brett Guthrie, who represents Kentucky’s 2nd district.
The school will use the grant to buy a Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope. That kind of microscope uses a special design to block out-of-focus light.
Guthrie sad Western Kentucky University is a top-rate academic institution this microscope, which is utilized by scientists to look at genes, will help faculty and graduate student researchers, as well as enhance the learning experience for undergraduates and students at Gatton Academy.