Building Cultures of Preparedness: A report for the emergency management higher education community

This report presents a culture-based approach to the preparedness goals laid out in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) 2018–2022 Strategic Plan. It lays out four Guiding Principles for building Cultures of Preparedness, followed by practical strategies and examples that demonstrate successful outcomes in real-world settings.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

ABRCMS advances undergraduates and post-baccalaureates from underrepresented populations, including those with disabilities, in STEM along the path toward graduate-level training. The conference features 1,800 poster and oral presentations, as well as scientific, professional development, and networking sessions. Approximately 700 exhibitors showcase their summer research and graduate school opportunities.

Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment and Planning Scenarios (EMCAPS)

A software program that allows users to model disaster scenarios for drill planning and to use as an education resource. The EMCAPS Model allows users to estimate casualties arising from biological (Anthrax, Plague, Food Contamination), chemical (blister, nerve and toxic agents) radiological (dirty bomb) or explosive (IED) attacks.