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).