Dr. Peek, Sociology, Brazil-U.S. Frontiers of Science and Engineering SymposiumImage of

Dr. Peek, Sociology, Brazil-U.S. Frontiers of Science and Engineering Symposium

AA PeekDr. Lori Peek, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University, was recently invited to participate in the Brazil-U.S. Frontiers of Science and Engineering Symposium. This meeting was sponsored by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
 
A description of this event follows, from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences website (www.nasonline.org/kfos): “Since 1989, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences has organized annual symposia on Frontiers of Science. These symposia bring together some of the very best young scientists, mostly between the ages of 30-45, to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields… At each symposium, approximately 25 young scientists report on current research within their disciplines to an academically trained and scientifically diverse audience. They highlight major research challenges, methodologies, and limitations to progress at the frontiers of their respective fields. All attendees participate actively in a general discussion period, during which they learn from and form and collaborative relationships with other scientists in different fields.”
 
Congratulations to Dr. Peek on being invited to take part in such an important and intellectually invigorating event!