Fayetteville State University and Shaw University will receive $1.5 million and $1 million, respectively, for high-tech research as part of the new Pentagon appropriations act, U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge said Friday.

The funding is included in the Department of Defense appropriations approved by Congress. It is expected to be signed by President Bush.

Fayetteville State will use the funds for a regional electronic microprobe facility. University of North Carolina at Pembroke researchers also will be involved, Etheridge’s office said.

Research will focus on use of microprobes in quality control, product testing and research and development.

Shaw will use its $1 million for a nanotechnology initiative. Research efforts include use of photovoltaic cells to provide solar energy for unmanned aerial vehicles and development of biochemical sensors for use in chemical and biological warfare.