Washington College Gets Grant

Washington College is getting a nearly $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The money will pay for what is called an “inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer.” It is a device that does analysis for research in chemistry and physics. Washington College says few liberal arts schools have this kind of device. School officials say they were fortunate to get the grant and be able to perhaps keep some students who might otherwise transfer out to a more scientific school to finish their degree.