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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

NCEM safety messaging Rebuilding their trust in what we say: Public information’s new frontier (blog post)

May 21, 2020

Public information is at the core of our public safety and natural disaster resilience work. It’s a reliable source we can turn to when outcomes are uncertain and emergency responses are ambiguous. But in a world where we’re constantly bombarded … Continued

UNC Research Professor helps communities build a more resilient future (blog post)

May 14, 2020

On April 9, 2020, the Natural Hazards Resilience Speaker Series had a guest lecture from UNC’s very own Dr. Phil Berke. Dr. Berke is a leader in community resilience planning, and he has recently returned to UNC after teaching at … Continued

CRC Projects: Oregon State University/Colorado State University

May 12, 2020

Dr. Dan Cox of Oregon State University provides an update for the Coastal Resilience Center project, “Experimental and Numerical Study to Improve Damage and Loss Estimation Due to Overland Wave and Surge Hazards on Near-Coast Structures.” Dr. John van de … Continued


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