LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech University has been awarded a federal grant to study how communities bounce back after hurricanes.
The funding from the National Science Foundation was announced Tuesday by the school in Lubbock.
The $280,000 project is under the direction of Daan Liang, an assistant professor of construction engineering.
Liang says the funding, meant to study economic resilience, will focus on the long-term impact of hurricane damages. He's previously studied probability models to determine how the construction of buildings affects their vulnerability during windstorms.