Hoboken, N.J.—Register today to attend “Hoboken One Year after Sandy: Lessons Learned about Preparedness, Resiliency and Community” on Oct. 29, 2013 at Stevens Institute of Technology.
This commemorative event, hosted by Stevens in collaboration with the Hoboken Historical Museum, will observe the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in Hoboken, N.J. All members of the Stevens and Hoboken communities are invited to come together and reflect on the Sandy experience, the lessons learned for the future, and the innovations and outcomes that emerged from this intense event.
The program will begin with an afternoon technical session from 1-3 p.m. in the Babbio Auditorium at Stevens. The session will unveil preliminary lessons learned lessons learned about building resiliency in transportation, energy, health service and communications systems, as well as scientific and public policy discussions about protection and mitigation in urban flood zones, with leading academic and federal agency representatives.
An evening performance, from 7-8:30 p.m. in DeBaun Auditorium at Stevens, will follow, highlighting the profound effect of Sandy on this community. The event will feature short stories from community members that depict life in Hoboken during and after Sandy with a focus on the community response and innovative solutions that emerged from the challenges posed by Sandy.
Both events are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and registration is required. Please register at www.stevens.edu/sandy.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 350 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense and STEM education and coastal sustainability. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.
About the Hoboken Historical Museum
Founded 1986, the Hoboken Historical Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. In 2001, the Museum moved into one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, where it maintains a series of rotating exhibits. The museum is open six days a week, 2-7 p.m. on Tues.-Thurs., 1-5 p.m. on Fridays, and noon-5 p.m. on weekends. It offers special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. An updated schedule of events and an online catalog of many items in its collections are available at www.hobokenmuseum.org. The museum is a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c) entity.