Burgers Program and Combustion Institute Summer School on Fire Safety Science
The Burgers Program and Combustion Institute Summer School on Fire Safety Science – Wildland/WUI Fire Behavior will bring together graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career researchers and engineers, engaged in fire science, as well as distinguished instructors from leading higher-education institutions and research programs in fire safety around the world.
The summer school will be held on the University of Maryland campus during the week of June 5-9 2023. The program will be focused on the behavior of wildland fires and Wildland-Urban-Interface (WUI) fires and will adopt a viewpoint that is primarily (but not exclusively) engineering-based.
The objectives of the summer school are to expose participants to a broad range of advanced topics relevant to wildland and WUI fires with a mix between fundamental courses that emphasize the underlying physical and chemical mechanisms and general courses that describe the scope of the real-world problem and emphasize current challenges in finding solutions to mitigate the negative impacts of large outdoor fires. The objectives are also to build a strong international network of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, early-career researchers and engineers, instructors and leading researchers.
The application process is now open (see the Application page). We will provide free lodging and free registration to students from academia and public organizations. Students from private organizations are also welcome but will be asked to pay a registration fee – approximately $500. All participating students will be expected to cover the cost of traveling to the University of Maryland. Updated information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.