Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about SURGE
Q: Will SURGE student participants need to apply to the University of Nebraska at Omaha?
A: No, the SURGE program is open to all graduate students from US-based academic programs that meet the eligibility requirements, see eligibility here.
Q: Does the SURGE initiative pay for student tuition?
A: Currently the SURGE initiative does not pay for tuition, fees, or books. However, participants will receive travel to workshops, conferences and on-site project for networking, professional and academic development, and hands-on experience -- related to hazards mitigation and disaster management.
Q: Do students have to be in a program dedicated to hazards mitigtion or disaster research?
A: No, students do not have to be enrolled in a program dedicated to hazards mitigation or disaster research. Students should be interested in connecting their research or capstone interests to the hazards and disasters fields.
Q: How can a faculty member or professional assist in this project?
A: We have two ways for Faculty members and professionals to assist in mission of this project. 1. Spread the word to eligible, talented students in your departments. 2. If you have time become a mentor, see more information about mentorship here.
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