Concord University Awarded NASA Science Outreach Grant

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 19 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         




ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University has received a grant for public science outreach from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium Extension.  The grant will provide hands-on learning opportunities for K-12 students to help inspire interest in science.  The outreach projects will focus on the electromagnetic spectrum, the science behind launching objects into space, and the challenges of construction in space.

The grant was awarded to Dr. Alice M. Hawthorne Allen, who is a particle physicist with specializations in astrophysics and nuclear physics and is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Sciences at Concord University.  She and students in her science classes have provided science outreach programs in the local community for several years.  She will continue this tradition by bringing the projects supported by this grant to numerous community groups over the course of the next year.

A Concord University student interested in science education will assist with the outreach efforts.   Community groups interested in these topics can contact Dr. Allen at or (304) 384-6273.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.