Published: Nov 16, 2010 4:19 PM EST
Updated: Nov 16, 2010 1:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's 11 public universities have received $10 million in state grants for 31 projects designed to help attract economic development.

The grants announced Monday cover topics ranging from aerospace to veterinary medicine. Most involve at least two universities

Some examples:

- A University of Florida and University of North Florida project to develop the next generation of environmental monitors.

- Construction of a large-animal laboratory for veterinary study at Florida.

- Development of modeling to predict hurricanes, storm surges, drought and other geophysical threats by Florida State University and the University of South Florida.

- An expansion of broadband at Florida, Florida State and South Florida.