RENCI at ECU Researchers Participate in Pioneering Technology Day
RENCI at ECU researchers participated in A Time for Science’s annual Pioneering Technology Day at the A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center in Ayden, NC on November 13, 2010. This yearly event allows community residents to experience and celebrate technologies of the distant and recent past. This year’s events included hands-on activities such as a balloon launch to the edge of space, a telescope making demo, and a take-home sun dial. Visit A Time for Science’s website for a video of the day’s events.
RENCI at ECU Co-sponsors Homecoming Colloquium and Open House
Dr. Keqi Zhang presented “Non-Linear Sea-Level Rise Inundation and its Policy Implication for South Florida” at East Carolina University on October 22, 2010. Dr. Zhang is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Florida International University and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at the International Hurricane Research Center. The event was co-sponsored by RENCI at ECU, ECU Department of Geography, and the Center for Natural Hazards Research. RENCI at ECU also hosted an open house for the Visualization Wall illustrating the technology, recent, and ongoing coastal hazards research immediately following the colloquium as part of ECU’s homecoming events.
RENCI at ECU Presents at National Outreach Scholarship Conference
RENCI and East Carolina University were an important presence at the National Outreach Scholarship conference on October 5, 2010. Tom Allen, Director of RENCI at ECU joined David Knowles, Director of Economic Development and Regional Engagement at RENCI, Chapel Hill, Jim Fox, Director of RENCI at UNC- Asheville and Jeff Michael, Director of RENCI at UNC-Charlotte for the first of the concurrent sessions of the conference. The team outlined their experiences as a widely distributed virtual organization with a unique technology-based model for collaboration and engaged research. Dr. Allen focused on RENCI at ECU’s experience with the emergency management community in North Carolina. Dr. Donna Kain, a RENCI at ECU research associate and Michelle Covi, Outreach Coordinator presented, “Being There: Place-Based Relational Scholarship”, a poster that helped conference participants visually understand the ways in which RENCI at ECU has modeled community engagement in regard to risk communication.
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