Hazard Scholars

New Cohort of Hazard Scholars Makes Waves in Newport Beach

This winter, 12 new undergraduate Hazard Scholars joined the FloodRISE project to support Modeling Team research in Newport Beach. This group of undergraduate Civil and Environmental Engineering students are improving the quality of FloodRISE models by taking detailed geographic measurements of vulnerable infrastructure and rapidly changing beaches along Balboa Peninsula. The students had the… Read More

Hazard Scholars Take Research to the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Symposium

FloodRISE’s undergraduate cohort of Hazard Scholars have been busy analyzing data from the 2014 Newport Beach flood risk perception survey. On May 16, 2015 Hazard Scholars Mary Chen, Karen Jimenez, Thao Nguyen, and Sue Pacete presented their research from UCI’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the annual Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Symposium. Under the… Read More

Hazard Scholar Research Roundtable Stimulates Conversation

After 12 weeks on front porches and living rooms in Newport Beach administering a flood risk perception survey, 6 Hazard Scholars have expanded their participation with the FloodRISE project to include data analysis and community engagement activities. As an extension of the FloodRISE Education Program these young scholars have been gaining firsthand experience cleaning,… Read More

November 20th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

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: , |