CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Even with budget problems and less federal money, it looks like research at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale won't suffer.
John Koropchak is the vice chancellor for research. He says research grants and funds for the 2011 fiscal year are on track to beat funds from the year before even without federal stimulus money.
The Southern Illinoisan reports that researchers at the school got $73 million last year.
Chancellor Rita Cheng says the research has been beneficial to the region and abroad. For example, some of the research has dealt with coal mining in China and agriculture in Afghanistan.
University officials say several of the research projects will be highlighted at a forum this week. Students will present their research projects and take questions.
Information from: Southern Illinoisan, http://www.southernillinoisan.com