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Emergency Management Technology Program

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ASEE 2021 Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference


Waco, Texas

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March 24, 2021

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March 24, 2021

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March 26, 2021

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HuiRu Shih P.E. Jackson State University

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Dr. HuiRu Shih is a Professor of Technology at Jackson State University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri. Dr. Shih is a registered professional engineer in the state of Mississippi.

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As natural and man-made disasters pose greater risks to communities, the demand for skilled professionals who can manage and mitigate effects of disasters continues to grow. Jackson State University’s Emergency Management Technology (EMT) program was developed with assistance from the US Department of Homeland Security. The EMT program strives to prepare the next generation of emergency management professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to improve outcomes for disasters of all types. The EMT program offers complete and up-to-date curriculum as well as state-of-the-art laboratories for its students. In order to attract more support for EMT program, the EMT faculty members have submitted several proposals to the federal and local agencies. The grants from Department of Homeland Security and Nuclear Regulatory Commission have allowed the EMT program to provide students with a diverse and newly developed set of course and course modules as well as an integrated laboratory environment. Students can participate in the activities through coursework, laboratory exercises, professional development workshops, and research, and will later attend conferences to present research results. The EMT program will be constantly revamping the curriculum to meet society’s expectations by supplying qualified technologists who have extensive practical skills and hands-on experience to tackle all phases of emergencies, disasters, and catastrophes.

Shih, H. (2021, March), Emergency Management Technology Program Paper presented at ASEE 2021 Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference, Waco, Texas.

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