Research Spotlight: Spatial Disparities in Air Conditioning Ownership in Florida

Recent studies have looked at co-occurring combinations of natural disasters/hazards, referred to as compound risks (IPCC, 2021; Kruczkiewicz et al., 2021; Zscheischler et al., 2018). In the last couple of years, many parts of the world experienced the compound risks of extreme heat and COVID-19. A significant number of people suffered from hot indoor environments…

Dissertation Spotlight: Essays in the Economics of Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people across the United States. One of the rising concerns across the nation is mental health and mental illness. Over the course of the pandemic, mental illness cases have risen tremendously. The researcher states that one in five adults experience mental illness but less than half of those…

Meet Social Science Scholar Alyssa Burns

As part of my SSS project, I am producing a White Paper on both the need for counseling and the lack of access to services available to domestic violence survivors. The White Paper will be given to my representatives, Rick Scott, Marco Rubio and Greg Stuebe. I made contact with Representative Stuebe’s office, who expressed…

Research Spotlight: Opportunities and Challenges of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Urban Applications

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as ‘drones’, are emerging technology with extensive applications in various domains and industries. The unique ability of UAS to collect imagery at user-defined spectral, spatial, and temporal resolutions offers new possibilities for urban applications that require rapid mapping, assessment, or management. Recognizing a new frontier of urban applications emerging…

Where Are They Now? Meet COSSPP Alum Sarah Preddy

What have you been up to since you graduated? (Applying to/attending graduate school, working a job, etc.) Since graduation, I have been in a master’s program at FSU for exercise physiology. I am hoping to continue on to medical school! How did your degree in social science help inform your path? My degree in social…