Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart to Present $1.5 Million to Florida Gulf Coast University for Dual-Use Technologies Project

Apr 9, 2008
Press Release

COLLIER—Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will present a check for $1.5 million to Florida Gulf Coast University this Friday, April 11, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. for the Dual Use Technologies for Bio-defense project. This is the third time that Diaz-Balart has secured federal funds for this worthwhile project.  

“I am proud to continue supporting Florida Gulf Coast University in their vital research for the safety of our troops abroad and Americans here at home,” said Diaz-Balart.  “I look forward to joining President Bradshaw at Florida Gulf Coast to recognize the efforts of the team of experts that lead this research project.”            

Diaz-Balart will be joined by Dr. Wilson G. Bradshaw, president of Florida Gulf Coast University, Dr. Thomas Roberts, associate vice president of research, and Drs. Sharon Isern, Scott Michael and Jose Barreto, professors in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Dual Use Technologies for Bio-defense project focuses on state-of-the-art research on technologies to treat bio-threat agents and develop methods of bio-defense for combat and civilian use. 

WHAT: Check Presentation

WHO: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Dr. Wilson G. Bradshaw, President of FGCU and other university officials

WHEN: Friday, April 11, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Building AB5 Room 309, Ft. Myers, FL 33965

*Please note: Academic Building V is adjacent to Parking Lot 2. From Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, take FGCU Boulevard, which is the main entrance to the campus. Turn left at the stop sign, and right onto the first parking lot.

For further directions, a campus map is available for viewing at