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  • Flint water environmental law

    Noah Hall's expertise is in environmental and water law, and his research focuses on issues of environmental governance, federalism, and transboundary pollution and resource management.


  • WSU tabbed to head up Flint water research

    Shawn McElmurry is an environmental engineer specializing in infrastructure. He was recently tabbed to head up the efforts of the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership, a research group studying the water system in Flint. 

  • Detroit's children and PTSD

    As the director of Wayne State’s SCAN (social cognitive affective neurodevelopment) lab, Moriah Thomason can comment on how to identify PTSD in children and develop early interventions.

  • WSU researcher protects Great Lakes system

    Carol Miller is Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University. She is an active water resources researcher, having received grants from the National Science Foundation, Great Lakes Protection Fund, Engineering Foundation, and others.

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