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ODU's Covi Joins VIMS Researcher, Talking Sea Level Rise, at the next Science Pubs Event Feb. 15

The latest event in Old Dominion University's innovative Science Pubs series will feature researchers from ODU and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science speaking about flood modeling.

On Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Michelle Covi, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion, and Derek Loftis, assistant research scientist working in the Center for Coastal Resources Management at VIMS, will lead a talk on "Resilience Research in Hampton Roads."

The event is free and open to the public, but advance online registration is strongly encouraged. Trivia will begin at 6 p.m., and the program will start at 6:30. It is co-sponsored by the ODU Office of Research, the ODU Office of Community Engagement, the Virginia Sea Grant and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

In addition to her Old Dominion appointment, Covi is a member of the Virginia Sea Grant extension staff, helping to connect expertise at universities to address climate change and sea level rise adaptation issues. She focuses her research on climate change and sea level rise risk perception, communication and public participation in regional decision-making.

Loftis' research focuses on the development of simulations and forecasts for flood-prone regions and engineering solutions to enhance adaptability to future flooding.

Science Pubs ODU offers an opportunity for the community to engage with University researchers in an informal setting. A curious mind is all that is needed to take part in the lively discussions. The locations and topics change with each event.

Last year's Science Pubs series dealt entirely with the issue of sea level rise and recurrent flooding. The series has broadened its range to include discussions about physics and politics.

Later this semester, a Science Pub event will feature a series of rapid-fire talks by some of Old Dominion's accomplished graduate student researchers; and Avi Santo, director of the Institute for the Humanities, will lead a discussion on the psychology and communication of pop culture.

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