Summer School alum examines links between housing, income and hazard risk

13 February 2017

Travis Young’s research could create better opportunities for low-income populations susceptible to flooding and natural disasters. Young decided to pursue his doctorate in geography to home in on the origin of these issues. As a recipient of a highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowship, Young hopes to make a positive influence on low-income communities in the Houston-Galveston region through his research. ‹‹read more››

Chris Forest co-authors report assessing cost of climate change

2 February 2017

Chris Forest, SCRiM Co-PI, was co-author of a National Academies report asessing new methods for estimating the social cost of carbon. Forest, an expert on the uncertainty and integration aspects of climate modeling, contributed his knowledge on modeling the long-term response in the Earth system to future emissions while also considering computational efficiency of the overall modeling system. ‹‹read more››

SCRiM to take part in new, five-year DOE award

16 January 2017

SCRiM participants – K. Keller, R. Nicholas, M. Webster, M. Haran, C. Forest, P. Reed, and I. Sue Wing – to take part in a $20 million, five-year project with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeking to create a state-of-the-art framework of computational tools that will help to assess the impacts of weather-related variability and change. Dr. Fisher-Vanden, a SCRiM collaborator, will serve as a co-director for this project. ‹‹read more››

New openings for Postdoctoral Researchers and Scientific Programmer

15 November 2016

SCRiM and Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute are seeking three Postdoctral Researchers and a Scientific Programmer. ‹‹read more››