Tech gets $280,000 Grant for Hurricane Studies

By: AP
By: AP

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.

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