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FSU-FAMU faculty members receive grant from National Science Foundation

Posted at 5:13 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 17:13:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The tracks of hurricanes can be erratic and dangerous enough to pose unique challenges for evacuees. 

Now, two Florida A&M University and Florida State University College of Engineering faculty members have received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop several models that address how the uncertainty of a hurricane track can affect evacuation practices. 

"When you think about storm surge and flooding, road ways are also affected not only communities, not just houses themselves, but also the road ways, so we need to be able to make sure that people can get out," said Eren Erman Ozguven. 

The grant also includes an educational component for College of Engineering students.

Students who are a part of the research will participate in the NSF's Excellence in Research Undergraduate Program, which will work to broaden research participation in underrepresented minority populations.