GEORGIA TECH, MISSISSIPPI STATE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA AMONG RECIPIENTS OF $9 MILLION TO EXAMINE EXTREME WEATHER

(ATLANTA – Sept. 19, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing a total of $2,238,053 to three universities across the Southeast for four research projects examining the impacts of extreme weather on air and water quality. The recipients include the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Mississippi State University and the University of South Florida.

The grants are part of EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, which supports human health, ecology, economics, and engineering sciences through grants, centers, and fellowships. These STAR grants will support research to improve air and water quality following severe heat waves, droughts, storms and other natural disasters.

The projects are among just 14 selected nationally to receive nearly $9 million to research and develop tools to prepare air and water quality management systems for extreme weather.

•    Georgia Tech ($749,859)
•    Mississippi State University ($363,258)
•    University of South Florida (two grants: $750,000 and $374,936)

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