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MCEER Bulletin, Volume 21, Number 3, Fall 2007

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Volume 21, Number 3, Fall 2007

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Staff News: M. Tong Joins FEMA

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Mike Tong enjoyed a farewell luncheon with his co-workers from MCEER and the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo.

Mai “Mike” Tong has accepted a position as a Physical Scientist in the Risk Reduction Branch of the Mitigation Division of FEMA. This Branch is responsible for FEMA’s NEHRP and other hazard mitigation programs. Among his many new responsibilities, Mike will manage the technical aspects of contracts, grant proposals, and cooperative agreements between FEMA and U.S. universities and other government agencies, industry and organizations; and plan and coordinate programs in unexplored areas where new technologies and approaches are needed to mitigate earthquake and related multi-hazard disaster issues. Mike served as a research scientist at MCEER for over 10 years. Co-workers at MCEER and the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering treated Mike to a luncheon to congratulate him on his new position and to wish him success in all his future endeavors.