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Georgia State Researcher to Use $1 Million Grant to Improve Computer Models for Fighting Wildfires
September 22, 2009
A Georgia State University professor has been selected to receive a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve a computer simulation model that may help firefighters combat wildfires more effectively.
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