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Canadian Center of Science and Education Spotlights Funding of New Research Initiatives

Canadian Center of Science and Education Reveals Importance of Funding Research Projects, Highlights Recent Financial Awards to Simon Fraser University

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- Simon Fraser University is an educational institution that is known for its research endeavors. With a strong faculty and capable student body, this university strives to uncover new ideas and theories regarding today's world on a daily basis. To facilitate these initiatives, the researchers at Simon Fraser University have received a long list of grants, scholarships, and other funding to cover the expenses associated with their work. The school has recently announced that two national research projects in which it is involved will be receiving $8.7 million in financial resources. Canadian Center of Science and Education, an organization that has supported the research efforts of the school and places a high degree of value on innovation through exploration, congratulates Simon Fraser University and its students and faculty members.

According to the article, The Prometheus Project and the ATLAS Tier-1 Data Analysis Centre will be receiving a combined $8.7 million to fund their activities, with The Prometheus Project being awarded $7.7 million and ATLAS $1 million.

According to the article: "The [Prometheus] [P]roject's 10 principal researchers and 20 other scientists at SFU and other B.C. research universities aim to create new materials science and engineering technology innovations that trigger and support sustained economic growth by creating, transforming and obsolescing entire industries." The Prometheus Project is a relatively new endeavor that strives to create a headquarters of sorts for activities in advanced materials science and engineering.

The funding awarded to ATLAS will be used, the article notes, to upgrade the centre and improve the ability for scientists who are working in Canada to reach their research and data analysis goals.

"Simon Fraser University has attracted a great deal of funding for its research initiatives," comments a representative from Canadian Center of Science and Education. "In fact, our organization provides funding to Simon Fraser University for its Public Knowledge Project, also known as PKP."

The professionals at Canadian Center of Science and Engineering congratulate The Prometheus Project and ATLAS on receiving this new funding and encourage individuals who are interested in supporting these and other research endeavors to do so, as the organization recognizes that research holds the key to innovation and to building a brighter future.

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The Canadian Center of Science and Education is an organization that strives to create a positive learning and research environment by providing funding to research initiatives around the world. Additionally, the Canadian Center of Science and Education publishes a long list of scholarly journals, thereby facilitating the sharing of information between professionals and academics in a variety of fields and, as a result, improving the resources that researchers have at their disposal. The Canadian Center of Science and Education values scientific integrity, academic excellence, and respect and equity in the workplace and strives each day to support the research projects and other initiatives that contribute to these values.

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