NSF supports efforts to improve public school infrastructure Blacksburg, Va. – The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Deborah Young-Corbett, assistant professor in the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, a $174,275 grant to help provide a way to better manage the health of the public school infrastructure. According to a U.S. Department of Education study, approximately one-quarter of the nation’s schools require "extensive repair." And nearly 40 percent of the 135,000 school buildings reported unsatisfactory environmental conditions.

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