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Global Sustainability Group is proud to announce a sponsorship from the Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center, part of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. The RIDER Center conducts research to create infrastructure that is better at handling natural disasters, potentially saving countless lives throughout the world. The RIDER strategic initiatives manager, Will Hill, is also a research mentor for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and is currently conducting research regarding the communication of STEM to the diverse group of stakeholders that interact with and/or are affected by RIDER.
Through UROP, one of our founders, Luke Marzano, was able to get a position as a research assistant to Will's project. Will had the idea of having RIDER sponsor further GSG projects in and around Tallahassee, FL. While not directly tied to infrastructure, preserving the natural ecosystem of an area can have great impacts in weakening the effects of catastrophic natural disasters such as forest fires and floods. This contributes to RIDER's goal of improving disaster response while also offering an opportunity to communicate STEM to volunteers of GSG.
GSG will be hosting projects in the coming months to improve the ecosystem around Tallahassee and educate participants of the environmental issues that Tallahassee, and the world, faces. A sincere thanks to Will Hill and RIDER for their sponsorship of GSG and help with this goal! Be sure to stay updated regarding these future projects and come out to support when you can!
Media Director: Jessica Marzano . Director of Membership and Marketing: Luke Marzano