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GRI founding director meets with DHS/USCG-sponsored college interns

Dr. Stephen Flynn, Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) met with a group of college sponsored summer interns on June 26, who have been assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Research & Development Center (RDC) in New London, Conn.

Dr. Stephen Flynn, Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) met with DHS/U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-sponsored interns in New London, Conn. this week.
Dr. Stephen Flynn, Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) met with DHS/U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)-sponsored interns in New London, Conn. this week.

The interns were selected in a nationally competitive program which is supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the USCG. Dr. Flynn spoke about the importance of interdisciplinary and applied research in advancing security and resilience.

From left to right are: Captain Dennis Evans, CO of the RDC Ctr, Theresa Wagner (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Alexandra Quinn (Tiffin University), Dr. Flynn, Emmanuel Wallace, (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) Kiersten Hann (MacMurray College), Patrick Driscoll (University of Notre Dame) and Christian Welch (Walla Walla University).

“I very much enjoyed the opportunity to meet such an impressive group of young people who are lending their intellects and energy to advance technical solutions to support the security and resilience missions of DHS and the Coast Guard,” said Dr. Flynn, who served as an active duty commissioned officer in the USCG for 20 years, including two tours as commanding officer at sea.

The Coast Guard’s Research & Development Center is responsible for “evaluating the feasibility and affordability of mission execution solutions and providing operational and risk-management analysis at all stages of the acquisition process.” To learn more, visit https://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg9/rdc

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