ESSIC visiting assistant research scientist Beth Kuser Olsen is the newly elected Vice President of the University of Maryland’s chapter of Sigma Xi.
Sigma Xi is an international and multidisciplinary honor society composed of science and engineering professionals dedicated to promoting excellence in scientific and engineering research. The Society’s members include over 200 Nobel Prize recipients and many more have earned election to the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Sigma Xi also publishes the journal American Scientist, which communicates the latest developments in science and technology across disciplinary lines.
Kuser Olsen’s research centers around innovative modeling for flood risk communication. Her research interests include developing computer-assisted decision support systems for anticipating future flood risk due to sea level rise and measuring effectiveness of geo-spatial computer models as tools in assessment of flood hazard risk.