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WSU wins $25K NSF planning grant for water research

June 16, 2013

A new research and education alliance, Huron to Erie Alliance for Research and Training - Freshwater Center (HEART), was announced on June 7 by officials from Macomb County, Macomb Community College and Wayne State University. The HEART Freshwater Center will be based at Lake St. Clair Metropark and will feature a permanent classroom and a mobile laboratory. "Wayne State University has won a $25,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct strategic planning for the water research center" and to map out a fund raising course, said Hilary Ratner, vice president for research at Wayne State University. One of the goals of the center is to attract scientists, policymakers and researchers to study the unique urban watershed of the corridor.