Dean Elnashai to serve on disaster resilience panel in the nation's capital

October 09, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Amr Elnashai, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, will be a panelist for "Disaster Resilience: The Intersection of Research and Policy" on Oct. 21 at the Capitol Hill Visitor's Center in Washington, D.C.

The event is part of the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering's Mpact Week, a week-long event aimed at showcasing the Clark School's research and education activities and innovation ecosystem.

Panelists will discuss how engineers can play a significant role in developing innovative solutions to help prevent, mitigate and respond to disasters, both natural and human-caused.

Additional panelists include Judge Alice Chamberlayne Hill, senior adviser for preparedness and resilience to the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, National Security Council Staff, White House; David Miller, associate Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration; Todd Richardson, associate deputy assistant secretary for policy development, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Gerry Galloway, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and an affiliate professor, School of Public Policy, the University of Maryland.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland Division of Research and the Big Ten Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

  • Amr Elnashai, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering

    Amr Elnashai, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, will take part in a “Research on the Hill” panel discussion on disaster resilience Oct. 21.

    IMAGE: Curtis Chan
Last Updated October 14, 2014