Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today announced that Clarkson University will receive a $149,707 award from the National Science Foundation to support research on the university’s Firefighter Exoskeleton for Navigation In Extreme Environments project. This venture studies how adaptations to firefighter exoskeleton suits would help mitigate injury, increase safety, and address challenges for career and volunteer firefighters.

“I am impressed by the important research Clarkson University is conducting, and I am proud the National Science Foundation is recognizing the university’s hard work with this grant,” Stefanik said. “As these taxpayer dollars are returned to our district to continue this research, I look forward to witnessing its impact on the important work of career and volunteer firefighters, who work hard to preserve the safety of our communities.”