ODU Coastal Resilience Stakeholder Engagement Project

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Month June 2018

Thinking ahead to Graduate School

(by DaChawn Kincaid) I have been contemplating on what my future will hold after my undergrad years. Before coming to ODU I really did not have a set plan or even a vision of what I wanted. Now that my… Continue Reading →

Reflection on Summer Research Experience

(by DaChawn Kincaid) My time here is coming to a close. However, the experience that I have received will more than likely resonate with me for the rest of my academic career. Over this time I have been exposed to… Continue Reading →

Research Presentation – Community Resilience

(by DaChawn Kincaid) Over the course of my time here at ODU I have been researching the concept of resilience. As my final task I was asked to present my findings and engage in conversation afterwards.  During my presentation I… Continue Reading →

Participant Observation: Homeland Security Planners Course

In June 2018, the Joint Forces Staff College/National Defense University hosted a Homeland Security Planners Course at ODU. The 3-day course was held at the ODU Tri-Cities Center and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC). DaChawn was allowed… Continue Reading →

It’s not summer in Norfolk without HarborFest

It’s not a summer coastal research experience without going to a coastal festival. In Norfolk, HarborFest is the highlight of May. We spent a Friday afternoon at HarborFest where DaChawn checked out the tall ships, learned some pirate ‘trade,’ played… Continue Reading →

A Solveathon Experience

(By DaChawn Kincaid) On May 31, 2018 I and many others had the privilege of attending a solveathon at the Norfolk Public Library. At the solveathon we were presented with specific problems that fit the MIT Solve Challenge criteria. Along… Continue Reading →

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