Fall 2017

DRC Supports...


Quick Response Studies
& Field Research Experience

Since its founding in 1963, DRC has been a leader in advancing the state of the art in disaster research and its scientifically guided practice. We conduct multi-disciplinary research, which directly contributes to solving complex social problems related to disasters. Field research and quick response studies are an integral part of this process and our ability to dispatch field researchers is essential to this mission. Students gain tremendous field experience through these deployments, and often they set the stage for future dissertation projects that make valuable contributions to science and practice.

In recent years, DRC graduate research assistants have traveled on research trips to study...

  • Mexico City, Mexico, October 2017: Implementation of earthquake early warning system following Puebla M7.1 Earthquake in Mexico
  • Houston, TX, September 2017: Hurricane Harvey response and recovery
  • Charlottesville, VA, August 2017: UVA Claude Moore Health Services Library used as a Family Assistance Center during the small-scale domestic terrorist attack
  • Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, October 2016: Evacuation decision-making during Hurricane Matthew
  • San Andres Island, Columbia, August 2016: Water crisis and the State of Public Calamity declaration
  • Baton Rouge, LA, August & September 2016: Evacuation decision-making and general reconnaissance following the Louisiana Floods of 2016
  • Nepal, April 2015: Social vulnerabilities to and consequences of the Nepal Earthquake
...just to name a few! Donations made to DRC this giving season will help to support field research travel for our students in 2018.

Why I Give to DRC

"I give to DRC because while I've worked here over the last decade, I have benefited enormously from the opportunity to engage in meaningful, extended collaborations and interactions with disaster scholars from a wide range of disciplines. I have seen how the DRC cultivates truly interdisciplinary research and the value it brings to disaster science and practice."

Rachel Davidson
Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center
Associate Dean for Diversity, College of Engineering
University of Delaware

Research. Educate. Engage.


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