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Center research partners focus on intersection of pandemic, disasters

September 28, 2020

  As the United States faces the dual threat of the Atlantic hurricane season and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, multiple Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) research partners are working on the issues caused by the intersection of these two threats.   … Continued

AI-modeled hurricanes, combined surge modeling and wellness apps: Summer Research Teams complete 10-week projects

September 22, 2020

  This past summer, Coastal Resilience Center researchers formed unique partnerships to investigate faster and more accurate ways to model hurricanes, as well as a tool to track the well-being of those experiencing those storms first-hand. Through the Summer Research … Continued

JCSU summer camp reflections: Online collaboration tools for disaster education (blog post)

September 22, 2020

Every year after final exam week, Johnson C. Smith University’s (JCSU) STEM department hosts a 1-week DHS research camp for all STEM majors, supported by the Coastal Resilience Center. It is a unique opportunity to collaborate with fellow students to … Continued

JCSU summer camp reflections: Assessing risk for preparedness (blog post)

September 16, 2020

Johnson C. Smith University, as part of a CRC project led by Dr. Ahmed Faik, holds multiple annual summer camps focused on applying STEM knowledge to disaster-related research. Students from this year’s camps – which were held online – reflected … Continued

My learning experience from Puerto Rico’s encounter with Hurricane María (blog post)

September 11, 2020

This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving institutions, held virtually for the very first time this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team, composed of Dr. Mauricio Cabrera, … Continued

Thriving through the storm (blog post)

August 31, 2020

Dr. Liping Liu of North Carolina A&T University, along with first-year graduate student Tiana Johnson (who is focusing on Applied Mathematics), and undergraduate senior Jackson Wiles (who is majoring in Physics) partnered with CRC’s Dr. Rick Luettich in this year’s … Continued

On Straub's tour of the Oregon coast, she visited the Yaquina Head Marine Garden to learn about ongoing research projects. Adapting to challenging circumstances during a pandemic (blog post)

August 5, 2020

I first learned about the NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program during my Junior year of high school in an Oceanography course. After hearing about such an interesting program, I tried to learn as much as possible about this program … Continued

The UPRM team, which includes (left to right) students Verónica Díaz-Pacheco, Frederick González-Román and project lead Dr. Mauricio Cabrera-Ríos. Photo illustration by Frederick González-Román. Annual summer research team partnerships take place remotely

June 16, 2020

  The Coastal Resilience Center’s participation in the annual Summer Research Team program will continue for a fourth year this summer, but will be done remotely as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Three research teams from Minority Serving Institutions … Continued


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