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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Natural Diasters in Developing Countries: Case Studies

Natural hazards can have catastrophic effects in a developing country that far exceed the effects of a similar event in the U.S. or other parts of the industrialized world. Case studies of several recent natural disasters in developing countries are presented. The emergency management process -- assessment, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery -- provides a tool for effectively dealing with disasters and potential disasters. For the cases presented, we analyze each phase of the emergency management process, identify any weaknesses, and make recommendations for reducing the effects of a similar disaster in the future.

Presenters: Teresa Berschwinger (Undergraduate Student)
Colleen Chahbazi (Undergraduate Student)
Alissa Cocca (Undergraduate Student)
Kyle Fuller (Undergraduate Student)
Jessica Griffin (Undergraduate Student)
Lindsay John (Undergraduate Student)
Kristine Kasper (Undergraduate Student)
Keziah Keeley (Undergraduate Student)
Margaret Krencik (Undergraduate Student)
Svyatoslav Kruzement-Prykhodko (Undergraduate Student)
Kent Lester (Undergraduate Student)
Amanda Loveless (Undergraduate Student)
Michael Mazzeo (Undergraduate Student)
Sarah Mess (Undergraduate Student)
Joanna Mroz (Undergraduate Student)
Daniel Omowole (Undergraduate Student)
Irena Pavlova (Undergraduate Student)
Chelsea Podyma (Undergraduate Student)
Kailynn Post (Undergraduate Student)
Devon Thomas (Undergraduate Student)
Samantha Vakiener (Undergraduate Student)
Milena Vangelova (Undergraduate Student)
James Zollweg (Faculty)
Topic: Earth Science
Location: Fireside Lounge, Union
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)