Diego Delgado

Sabrina Welch

CECE Lecturer Dr. Stephen Medeiros, PE, recently hosted two students at the annual Summer Research Experience (SUMREX) program for the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence at UNC – Chapel Hill (CRC) funded by the Department of Homeland Security. The CRC is a large collaboration between research and educational institutions tasked with advancing the science of coastal resilience and training the next generation of the coastal-based workforce. To this end, Sabrina Welch of Jackson State University (Mississippi) and Diego Delgado of University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez spent 3 weeks at UCF working with Dr. Medeiros on numerical methods, tidal modeling, topographic surveying and characterization of surface roughness. The students then moved on to spend 3 weeks at project partner Louisiana State University to advance their knowledge of hurricane storm surge modeling. While at UCF, the students also engaged with Drs. Talea Mayo and Thomas Wahl during their project activities.