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Conversations in Science: Disaster Planning

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Problem solving is essential in both science and engineering. Like the scientific process, the engineering process begins with existing knowledge and a problem to solve or a question to answer. Where science might ask “what” of discovery, engineering seeks the “how to” of a solution. Join us on Zoom for a virtual talk with Dr. Steve MacMartin of Medaille College on planning for the continuity of operations during widespread catastrophic events. This hour-long program will focus on approaches for individuals and small business owners, and includes a period for audience-driven Q&A. To submit questions in advance, please email [email protected].

Cost: Free! Register in advance for Zoom link.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Steven MacMartin is a clinical assistant professor and director of the Medaille College Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Homeland Security. Professor MacMartin retired in July of 2011 as a Senior Special Agent/National Program Manager with the United States Department of Homeland Security after a 31-year career.

Professor MacMartin has a wide range of experience, from arresting terrorists, to working as a United Nations Sanctions Assistance Monitor, and for two months immediately following 9/11, Professor MacMartin participated in the World Trade Center Recovery
Effort. He is a former certified computer forensic examiner, a former firearms instructor and a former tactical team member.

Professor MacMartin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from St. Lawrence University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College, and a Doctorate in Business Administration and Global Leadership from California Intercontinental University.