Learning from Sandy: Science, Politics, and Social Justice

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 ( 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm )

Location: Babbio 122

Contact: 
lvinsel@stevens.edu

As Hurricane Sandy’s devastation recedes and rebuilding continues, there is a need to pause and consider what we have learned. How have scientists and engineers changed the ways they approach storm prediction and mitigation?  What are governments doing at the local, state, and federal levels?  And, most important, how can we respond to Sandy to advance the causes of social justice and human dignity?

4:00 PM – Welcome
Dr. Andrew L. Russell, Director, Program in Science & Technology Studies, Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. Alan Blumberg, George Meade Bond Professor & Director of The Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology

4:30 PM – Politics and Social Justice
Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, New Jersey
Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos, Jr., 33rd District, New Jersey
Carmelo G. Garcia, Director, Hoboken Housing Authority

5:30 PM – First Responders
Chief Anthony P. Falco, Sr., Hoboken, New Jersey
Chief Richard C. Blohm, Hoboken, New Jersey
Chief Timothy Griffin, Stevens Institute of Technology