In Norway: A devastating landslide wiped out eight seaside homes in the north

“A devastating landslide razed eight houses by the sea in northern Norway. One person was evacuated from a property. There were no fatal nor injured victims. The detachment of a piece of land more than 600 meters wide and 150 meters high occurred in the municipality of Alta on Wednesday afternoon. Police were notified of…

EPA Job Opportunity: Pathways Announcement

The following vacancy announcement was posted to USAJOBS on April 30, 2020 and closes May 5, 2020. Open to Recent Graduates – RTP-R3-OT-2020-0013- Recent Graduates who have completed a qualifying degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution or technical education program within the preceding 2 years of the announcement closing date OR current students who…

Job Opportunity with Avangrid

INEL, INME, INCI, and CCOM 1)      Engineer and lead – Transmission & Substation Asset Planning. Job Summary: This position is part of a diverse team of utility experts tasked with creating and executing on a best-in-class T&S asset planning strategy across AVANGRID. This role utilizes practical and analytic knowledge to perform needs and…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Student Trainee Opportunity

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, is seeking applicants for a student trainee position within the Engineering and Construction Division. The attached flyer has the specifics. A website with more details can be accessed via the QR code on the flyer, or visiting this site directly: Careers: St. Louis District U.S. Army…

Research Opportunity for UPRM Students

The 30th UPRM-ERDC Summer Internship Program will be celebrated for ten weeks beginning June 2020.  Up to forty students from various disciplines at UPRM may be selected, based on availability, to participate in undergraduate and graduate research experiences in various laboratories at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) of the US Army Corp of…

Datos procesados de los registros del sismo de Puerto Rico del 7 de enero de 2020

Luego del sismo de M 6.4 del 7 de enero de 2020, el Programa de Movimiento Fuerte de Puerto Rico (PRSMP por sus siglas en inglés) adscrito al Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Agrimensura del RUM estuvo recogiendo datos de sus estaciones con acelerómetros en toda la isla. Estos registros de aceleraciones fueron procesados por…

Guide for Resilient Community Center Design in Island Communities

The Resilient Community Center guide is a response to the need to design community centers with the capacity to face climate, social, and economic changes. At the same time, serve as community educational and socio-economic development centers throughout the year. This duality of being prepared for an emergency, but also being relevant and active throughout…

Earthquakes of the Caribbean: 1918 – 2019

The M6.0 earthquake that occurred near Puerto Rico on September 24, 2019, was the largest earthquake to strike the U.S. territory in five years. It was not, however, the largest recorded earthquake there. That distinction goes to the July 7, 1943, M7.7 earthquake that thankfully did not generate a tsunami. Other earthquakes, and sometimes the…

UPRM/CRC focus on greater diversity in STEM/HSE

The Coastal Resilience Center (CRC) is committed to increasing the representation of minority groups in the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE), in emergency management, planning and engineering fields. To meet this goal, the CRC is partnering with four Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to create undergraduate and graduate programs to improve access to the education needed to pursue…

Scholarship Endowment Fund for Graduate Students

Applicants must complete and file the required documents electronically on or before November 1, 2019.   About the Fund: The Endowment Fund of the University of Puerto Rico aims to support the academic and research activities of the The University of Puerto Rico, ensuring the fiscal stability of the Institution for future generations. The Fund…