Gov. Jay Nixon announced the National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Missouri a $4.2 million grant to fund a four year project to study how corn varieties maintain growth in drought conditions.
As part of the project, students and postdoctoral associates will learn how to be more competitive in the job market, and minority students will be trained to conduct research through a diversity component of the grant, according to the University. Additionally, a MU School of Journalism outreach component will help to communicate results of the project to the public.
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