World Trade Center research to be reviewed at NYC workshop

December 05, 2001

Engineers and social scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research in the wake of September 11 will discuss their progress at a workshop in December at New York University, New York City. The workshop is hosted by NSF and the NSF-funded Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems.

The researchers have collected and begun analyzing data on building structures, infrastructure (transportation, utilities and other physical services), safety and emergency response at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites. They will present the results of their analyses to date and meet with New York City public officials to explore opportunities for future research.

Media are invited to attend the two days of presentations and discussion, including a media availability the first day with key researchers and officials.

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What: Learning from Urban Disasters: NSF Response and Opportunities for Future Research

When: Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. December 12-13, 2001 Media availability, 12:15-1:00 p.m. December 12

Where: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, main floor
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York City, N.Y.

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For more information on the workshop, contact:

At NSF: Amber Jones, (703) 292-8070/aljones@nsf.gov (media)
At NYU: Kenneth Brown, (212) 998-6808/ken.brown@nyu.edu (media)
At ICIS: Rae Zimmerman, (212) 998-7432/rae.zimmerman@nyu.edu (non-media)

For more information on NSF grants in response to terrorism, see: www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/media/01/nsf_response.htm

National Science Foundation

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