NIST is closely monitoring guidance from Federal, State, and local health authorities on the outbreak of COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of NIST employees and the American public they continue to serve, NIST has decided to make the 2020 NIST Disaster Resilience Symposium virtual only. For more information on COVID-19, please visit: cdc.gov/covid19
The Engineering Laboratory at NIST, Gaithersburg, will be hosting its third annual symposium, July 28-29, 2020, featuring the Disaster Resilience Grant Research Program recipients from 2017 and 2019.
Recipients will present their research and findings from their awards from topics that include Disaster and Failure Studies, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, Wind Impact Reduction, and Reduced Ignition of Building Components in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Project. Additionally, NIST researchers will present their work that supports advancement in U.S. Disaster Resilience.