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Baroud receives NSF Early CAREER Award to predict and inform community hazard response

Mar. 11, 2020—Hiba Baroud has received a 2020 NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development grant to boost community resilience and sustainability through a three-pronged project that starts with a better understanding of how people and infrastructures interact during hazards. The five-year, $500,000 grant, “Policy-Infrastructure-Community Interdependencies: The Next Frontiers in Dynamic Networks,” begins July 1, 2020. Baroud, assistant professor...

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Environmental engineer visits home to help rice farmers overcome drought

Feb. 17, 2015—Thushara Gunda’s palm and fingertips remain bronzed with the stain of henna – applied the traditional Indian way and made to last for weeks. It’s a whimsical souvenir from a trip home. But her visit included a serious mission: to uncover how South Asian rice farmers can adapt to drought and grow the highest yields...

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NSF funding boosts VIEE Sri Lanka project

Sep. 4, 2012—The small island nation of Sri Lanka exemplifies some of the worst conditions and best responses to the world’s environmental challenges. Located in Southern Asia off the coast of India, Sri Lanka is about the size of West Virginia. The country’s climate, terrain, natural resources and socio-political conditions combine to present a microcosm of how...

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