New York State Funds Storm Resiliency Research

New York State issued a second grant, of $1.26 million, to the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering to support a new hub of research and education on emergency preparedness.

The New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms & Emergencies (NYS RISE) launched late in 2013 and brings together academic thought leaders as well as government officials, national experts, and emergency response leaders to conduct research and provide scientific information and intellectual resources to develop comprehensive plans to better protect communities. It also serves as a clearinghouse of information regarding extreme weather and natural disaster.

NYS RISE is led by NYU and Stony Brook University; the co-director for NYU is Professor Fletcher H. (Bud) Griffis, director of the School of Engineering’s Center for Construction Management Innovation.  Other partners include Columbia University, Cornell University, City University of New York, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.