Project Name:Support for SUMREX, Summer Research Teams for Coastal Resilience Center
Other Research Participants/Partners:Joshua Behr, Michelle Covi (Old Dominion University)
The ODU team will supervise two SUMREX interns over a six-week period from May–June 2019. The interns will participate in a joint ODU- Virginia Tech multi-disciplinary research project that examines and measures coping capacity to recurrent flooding in different urban neighborhoods.
The ODU team will also partner with the research project undertaken by Dr. Kulwinder Kaur and her undergraduate researchers from Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) studying mental health challenges in communities in coastal North Carolina that experience repeated hurricanes. They will form a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research team that brings together expertise in psychology, public policy, public health, communication, qualitative research and flooding/hazards.
The SUMREX and ECSU students will also participate in several research and professional activities provided/coordinated by the ODU team. The goal for the projects is also to encourage undergraduate students to consider graduate education opportunities. To this end, the ODU team will also include a graduate student who will participate in the research and serve as a mentor to the SUMREX and ECSU undergraduate students. They will also build in opportunities for undergraduate students to connect/network with other ODU graduate students, researchers and faculty to explore career and graduate school options.
Transportation policy; transportation finance; economic development; entrepreneurship policy; public finance; public participation/civic engagement; impacts of sea level rise
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In past years, ODU has hosted SUMREX students from Tougaloo College in the summers of 2016-2018, and a Summer Research Team from Norfolk State University in 2018.