Our VT Research Team wins $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study Flint water

We are really excited and proud to announce that our research team just won a $50k Rapid Response Research (or RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant proposal titled “Synergistic Impacts of Corrosive Water and Interrupted Corrosion Control on Chemical/Microbiological Water Quality: Flint, MI.” was submitted to NSF in late July.

RAPID grants are  “used for proposals having a severe urgency…., including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.”

Read the Virginia Tech press release here.

Read the full proposal here:

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Dr. Marc Edwards serves as Principal Investigator for this grant. He is joined by Drs. Amy Pruden (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Joe Falkinham III (Biology) who will serve as Co-Principal Investigators. Dr. Brandi Clark and PhD Candidate William Rhoads contributed to writing this NSF proposal.