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Exhibit Lecture

Hurricane Ike...Where We Stand
by Dr. Philip Bedient

Admission is free

We can’t stop hurricanes, but are there steps we can take to minimize their destruction? What are scientists and civic leaders doing to prepare for the next Hurricane Ike? What is the Ike Dike, and will it work? If you live in Houston, these are things you need to know.

To get the answers and preview The Heritage Society’s latest exhibition, Tropical [Im]pression: A Gulf Coast Hurricane Retrospective, join environmental engineer and hurricane authority Dr. Philip Bedient at The Heritage Society on Tuesday, May 9. 

Dr. Phil Bedient is Herman Brown Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. As the director of the Severe Storm Prediction Center (SSPEED) at Rice University (since 2007) Dr. Bedient leads a team of five universities and 15 investigators from Gulf Coast universities dedicated to improving storm prediction, education, and evacuation from disaster.