The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1.9 million to a team of universities, led by Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech, to detect and control lead in drinking water. Edwards is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and an ENR Award of Excellence winner for his work in bringing lead problems to light in Flint, Mich. Researchers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, the University of Iowa and Louisiana State University will “establish one of the largest citizen science engineering projects in U.S. history,” Edwards said, to test for and educate about lead in drinking water in underserved areas of the U.S.