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Nov. 15 Science Pubs Event to Focus on Climate Resiliency

The latest installment of the popular Science Pubs lecture program will be held at Commonwealth Brewing Company and focus on sea level rise resiliency.

The Nov. 15 event, "Going Green to Reduce Flooding and Build Climate Resilience," will be hosted by Carol Considine, assistant dean for outreach in the Old Dominion University Batten College of Engineering and Technology. Networking begins at 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30 p.m.

Considine's research interests include engineering education, industry collaboration, sustainability and resiliency. She will discuss how green infrastructure practices, including collecting, infiltrating and reusing rainwater, can reduce urban flooding and help communities build climate resilience.

Considine earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She has 15 years of industrial experience as an estimator and project manager and is LEED certified. She is a member of the NIST Community Resilience Panel, Building and Facilities Committee, served as the private infrastructure chair for the Hampton Roads Intergovernmental Pilot Project and is a member of the Resiliency Collaborative at Old Dominion.

RSVP for the event by Nov. 13 at http://bit.ly/SciPubsODU. Commonwealth Brewing Company is located at 2444 Pleasure House Road, Virginia Beach.

Science Pubs is an opportunity for the community to engage with ODU researchers for lively discussions in informal settings.