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Two students from CRC partners won second and third place in a national poster competition for students across Department of Homeland Security-funded Centers of Excellence this month.

Kyle McElroy, a graduate student from the University of Rhode Island, and Verónica Díaz-Pacheco, and undergraduate student at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, won second and third place, respectively, in the student poster contest at the 2021 Centers of Excellence Summit held May 19-20, 2021. The event is held by the Centers of Excellence funded by the DHS’s Science & Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs.

McElroy, a graduate student working with Dr. Austin Becker, developed a poster titled “Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction system (RICHAMP).” Díaz, who worked with Dr. Mauricio Cabrera-Ríos and CRC’s Thomas Richardson and Dr. Robert Whalin of Jackson State University as part of the Summer Research Teams program supported by DHS and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, developed a poster on “Individual Emergency Response and Recovery: A Learning Experience from Hurricane Maria.”

Both posters are included on on this page, which includes work presented at the 2021 CRC annual meeting. These presentations are also on a playlist that you can view on our YouTube page.

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