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VPR Panel Series: OSU Research on Fire
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
416 Student Union, Case Study 2
Protecting people and property is an important focus of research and outreach at Oklahoma State University. Homeowners and their families, industries and their employees as well as those who would protect them in the event of an emergency are all part of the regulation-intensive and practice-oriented research landscape, and represents an area of interdisciplinary research strength at OSU.
Moderated by Dr. Chuck Bunting, Associate Dean for Research, and Ed Kirtley, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Extension, College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology.
Dr. Sam Wang, Fire Protection & Safety Engineering - Through research into fire protection and process safety engineering, Wang seeks to mitigate the damaging effects of fire and explosion in energy industries.
Dr. Carol Jones, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering – Jones will describe her research and the extension efforts her team provides to protect ag workers and first responders working in grain storage facilities.
Nancy Trench, Fire Protection Pubs/IFSTA – Trench manages projects that mitigate the high fire death rate in Oklahoma among high-risk populations that become models of best practice.
Dr. John Weir, Natural Resource Ecology & Management – Weir will share numerous and far reaching fire-related research projects in wildlife, forestry, and grazing.
Dr. Dave Neal, Fire & Emergency Management – Neal will talk about research on the Incident Command System (ICS) and curriculum development (and research) on a social science-based fire curriculum.
Dr. Julie Ann Hartell, Civil & Environmental Engineering – Hartell will elaborate on the development of a structural fire research program through cross disciplinary collaboration.
Dr. Bryan Hoskins, Fire Protection & Safety Engineering – Hoskins will discuss human behavior and response in connection to fire in buildings and communities.