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Millard McElwee, a PhD Candidate in our group, is featured in Washington Monthly’s September/October issue, which highlights his current research and reasons for pursuing engineering. Millard first realized he wanted to study engineering during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which left New Orleans largely destroyed. Not only did he want to understand why the city’s levees had failed so badly, but why the most vulnerable neighborhoods were the greatest impacted. “Natural disasters don’t discriminate,” said Millard. “But we do know there are disparities in the responses and reaction times.”
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