Professor Tom Maiorana awarded NSF Grant
Congratulations to Professor Tom Maiorana who has been awarded a Stage 1 Civic Innovation Challenge grant from the National Science Foundation. The Civic Innovation Challenge is a research and action competition that aims to fund ready-to-implement, research-based pilot projects that have the potential for scalable, sustainable, and transferable impact on community-identified priorities.
Maiorana and his collaborators Kenichi Soga, Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UC Berkeley, and Louise Comfort of the CITRIS Policy Lab, received this grant to extend their work on their Rehearsing Natural Disasters through Games and Simulations project. Maiorana, Soga and Comfort have been working with the community of Bolinas to help prototype ways of dealing with evacuations in the case of wildfires.