New NSF Award: EPSCoR Track II - ARISE

Considerations of equity and underrepresented groups are currently missing from resilience and relief efforts in response to extreme events. The Adaptive and Resilient Infrastructures driven by Social Equity (ARISE) project will develop a social-equity-driven paradigm for resilience analysis as well as a pipeline of decision makers and community leaders for the transformation of how communities invest in and manage physical and human infrastructure. This project, one of five awarded by NSF for the RFP, is led by the University of Kansas in collaboration with Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Baker University, Donnelly College, and seven Kansas community colleges. CSTEPS will act as an external evaluator for the project. More here: