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Jorge Marti-Mendoza

Jorge Marti-Mendoza

Cohort III, Summer Bridge Students, Undergraduate

B.S, Civil Engineering, Undergraduate, 12/15/2020

Cohort Level: Cohort - III

Career Goal: After attaining my bachelors degree in civil engineering, I plan to continue on to graduate school. I wish to earn a masters degree in geotechnical engineering. During my last or next to last semester of my undergraduate studies, I plan on taking the FE Exam and obtain my E.I.T. license. After graduating my Master's, I'll go to work for an engineering firm. During my time with them I plan on taking the PE Exam. I plan on afterwards doing freelance consultation work and inspections.

Expected Graduation Date: December 15, 2020

Degree: B.S Civil Engineering

Research Title: Development of Land Cover Maps Before and After Hurricane Maria

Research Synopsis: On the 20th of September of 2017 hurricane Maria made landfall over Puerto Rico. Its passage left behind a wake of destruction. Serious damage was done to the island's vegetative cover. Any change in land cover might affect the island's climatic patterns. We seek to develop land cover classification maps before and after the hurricane to determine and quantify any changes in the land cover.

On the 20th of September of 2017 hurricane Maria made landfall over Puerto Rico. Its passage left behind a wake of destruction. Serious damage was done to the island's vegetative cover. Any change in land cover might affect the island's climatic patterns. We seek to develop land cover classification maps before and after the hurricane to determine and quantify any changes in the land cover.

CESSRST Consortium

CESSRST is led by The City University of New York and brings together Hampton University, VA; University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PR; San Diego State University, CA; University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD; University of Texas at El Paso, TX.