Monthly Archives: June 2014

Graduate Students Give Presentation About Flood Resilient Communities

Social Ecology and Urban Planning doctoral students Kristen Goodrich and Santina Contreras have been giving presentations across the U.S. about the goals and issues central to FloodRISE. In April, Kristen and Santina presented at the Planning for Disaster Resilience Symposium at Texas A&M University, followed by a presentation in May at the Southern California… Read More

June 17th, 2014|Categories: News||

President Obama Highlights Climate Change and Coastal Flooding in UCI Commencement Address

At Saturday’s commencement ceremony for UC Irvine’s class of 2014 President Obama highlighted climate change as “one of the most significant long-term challenges that our country and our planet faces.” He called on this year’s graduates to continue UC Irvine’s exemplary tradition of leadership in climate science and environmental scholarship, including its efforts to… Read More

June 13th, 2014|Categories: News||

FloodRISE Students Featured in UCI Article

UCI Reporter Janet Wilson recently published an article highlighting student contributions to community resilience in Newport Beach and San Diego/Tijuana through FloodRISE. Whether as researchers, flood modelers, community workers, or survey administrators, UCI students of diverse backgrounds and academic interests are offering their expertise to help southern California residents prepare for the impacts of… Read More

June 9th, 2014|Categories: News||

FloodRISE Graduates its First Cohort of Hazard Scholars

Following 10 weeks of training in survey methods, flood risk, and local coastal history, the Social Ecology team graduated its first cohort of undergraduate FloodRISE Hazard Scholars. These 22 students come from a variety of academic disciplines, ranging from Earth Systems Science to Urban Studies to Informatics. To graduate from the Hazard Scholar program,… Read More

June 6th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |