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Dr. Frank-Gilchrist participated in a panel held by the Women’s Transportation Seminar New Jersey Chapter and the National Society of Black Engineers.

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Dr. Frank-Gilchrist participated in a panel held on Feb. 23, 2022, by the Women’s Transportation Seminar New Jersey Chapter and the National Society of Black Engineers.

The panel, held in celebration of Engineers Week showcased various modes of transportation and emphasized the inclusivity of the engineers demonstrating a successful project execution. Dr. Frank-Gilchrist provided a coastal and marine perspective to the panel, and contributed expertise in assessing coastal hazards impacts to infrastructure, shorelines, and coastal communities. During the panel, she emphasized the societal impacts of coastal and ocean engineering as well as how USGS science can inform decisions in the coastal and marine transportation industry.

Dr. Frank-Gilchrist has an interdisciplinary engineering background with degrees in general, civil, and ocean engineering, which was highlighted in her bio by the Women’s Transportation Seminar. Dr. Frank-Gilchrist has also been a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) since 2003 and co-founded 2 collegiate NSBE chapters at Harvey Mudd College during her undergraduate studies and the University of New Hampshire while pursuing her PhD. She also served on the Region 1 executive board which oversees chapters in Northeast USA, Eastern Canada and West Africa.

For more information visit https://www.wtsinternational.org/chapters/new-jersey/upcoming-events.