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where help is available - Sep 8, 2005 at 7:53AM
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

I wanted to put this info somewhere so I'll start here
Here are just a few of the schools that I've heard from that are offering help to Katrina evacuees:
1) Texas A&M U offerees registration for 1000 students,
maryjane@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1064
2) NM State U offers help to 200, mzimmerm@nmsu.edu
3) Eastern Michigan U, physics student help, diane.jacobs@emich.edu
4) Eastern Central U of OK accepts late enrollments, waives some tuition, physics contact kwillims@mac.com
5) U of North Texas, 800/UNT-8211 or 940/565-2681

Does anyone know of others, especially physics specific plans?
Let me know and I'll try to get the word out...


NSF Program Director (on assignment from the AIP and the Society of Physics Students to serve as the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Director at the National Science Foundation)

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Re: where help is available - Sep 08 2005 11:08PM
atomcorrall
23 Posts

Not sure about physics only, but LSU is taking in UNO and Delgado students and suspect other local schools also.
Katrina is a mjor disaster. Area looks like a war zone. More people in jefferson parish now but area is under lockdown beginning tomorrow (cannot get in).
I got in a couple of days after Katrina and it was somethong I had never seen. Power line poles were snapped one after the other. Big trees down evrywhere and most homes took in water. This area was nowhere near the worst!
Not sure how many dead (St Bernard parish took the water from levee break). Morgue set up in St Gabriel near Baton Rouge. FEMA has ordered 25000 body bags.
Signing off from Baton Rouge, formerly from Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans,
atomcorrall



Re: where help is available - Sep 16 2005 8:06AM
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

now compadre has a bulletin board devoted to katrin aid...if you need help or can offer help to displaced undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff , postdocs, or others in the physics community please go to

www.compadre.org/katrina

and post your message
thanks, Gary


NSF Program Director (on assignment from the AIP and the Society of Physics Students to serve as the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Director at the National Science Foundation)