PIRE Research Project and Cultural Engagement Program
Journey to Taiwan this summer to collaborate on an outstanding, interdisciplinary research project. The primary focus of this NSF (National Science Foundation) PIRE (Partnerships in International Research and Education) funded study and research/internship program is forecasting extreme weather incidents (typhoons and torrential flooding) and responses. The project includes a strong emphasis on the pivotal roles of (1) uncertainty in forecasts and (2) decision-making by emergency preparedness organizations, community leaders and members in severe weather events. A small group of UAlbany's Atmospheric Science and Emergency Preparedness students will receive almost all expenses paid on this summer adventure in research and culture engagement. This is a unique opportunity to conduct research with leading scientists at National Central University and National Taiwan University, Taiwan's top-ranked universities as well as UAlbany's valued research and student exchange partners, and to intern with world renowned experts at Taiwan’s versions of the National Weather Service and FEMA.