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2018 Center for Geohazards Studies Student Research Award

The UB Center for Geohazards Studies is pleased to announce a research grant opportunity for graduate students to support research in any discipline that is related to natural hazards.

All applications materials must be received by  February 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST. Funds are available for projects to start on July 1, 2018

 Eligible individuals must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University at Buffalo and be a member of the Center for GeoHazards Studies

Application and guidelines can be found here: 2018 Student Grant Application

UB researchers study cost of structural fires

The total cost of structural fires in the United States in 2014 was $328.5 billion.

Jun Zhuang, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and an advisory board member for the Center for Geohazards Studies, says $273.1 billion, or 83 percent, of the cost can be traced to outfitting new buildings with fire prevention systems, operating fire departments, fire insurance and other expenditures.

That’s according to a new report written by UB engineers and issued by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Cost of structural fires