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Minority SURGE Capacity in Disasters

Scholars from Underrepresented Groups in Engineering and Social Sciences

The Minority Scholars from Under-Represented Groups in Engineering and the Social Sciences (SURGE) Capacity in Disasters project will focus two grand challenges: the underrepresentation of STEM racial and ethnic minorities in hazards and disaster research and the disproportionate impacts of disasters on underserved racial and ethnic minorities. SURGE is a Design and Development Launch Pilot project for National Science Foundation (INCLUDES) Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science initiative.

 

About SURGE

Purpose
The Minority Scholars from Underrepresented Groups in Engineering and the Social Sciences (SURGE) Capacity in Disasters focuses on two challenges: (1) the underrepresentation of STEM racial and ethnic minorities in hazards and disasters research and (2) the disproportionate impacts of disasters on underserved racial and ethnic minority communities.
Goals
The pilot overarching goals are four-fold: (1) increase the number of minority graduate researchers in STEM field with a disaster focus, (2) develop and guide well-trained, qualified disaster scholars from STEM fields, (3) provide academic and professional mentorship for next-generation minority STEM scholars in hazards mitigation and disaster research, and (4) develop professional and research opportunities that involve outreach and problem solving for vulnerable communities in the U.S.

 

Activities

Making A Difference

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Workshops

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Boots-on-the-Ground

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Contact SURGE

 
 

Partners and Sponsors

National Science Foundation

Bill Anderson Fund

Natural Hazards Center