Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Community Resilience and Natural Hazards"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Spring 2012 - DURI
Research area(s):
hosptiality and tourism; hazard management; community resilience
Project Description:
We're conducting a workshop in Evansville, IN with the county planning office in the fall to make a public presentation of the seismic hazard maps and liquefaction hazard maps. Our intention is to also launch a pre- and post-workshop survey on natural disaster resilience of the community.
Expected Student Contributions:
Intern under the guidance of Sandra Sydnor will help in the surveying of potential users of seismic hazard information and compiling the results of the survey. They will present this and other demographic information geographically. The student will also contribute information to a web site for users.
Related Website(s):
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/ceus/urban_map/evansville/
Desired Qualifications:
Helpful but not mandatory: experience with surveys, GIS if possible, web page experience and development
Estimated Weekly Hours:
10
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Sydnor, Sandra
Deptartment/College:
School of Hospitality andTourism Management

Student Supervisor

Name:
Sandra Sydnor
Title:
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Jennifer Haase
Deptartment/College:
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences