Author Archives: Dr. Helga George

About Dr. Helga George

Dr. George has spent several years writing about higher education, healthcare and psychology. She transitioned to a career in writing after fulfilling her lifelong dream of performing research on plant defense chemicals. She earned a BS in Agriculture from Cornell University, an MS in Plant Pathology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Cornell University. Helga also conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California Santa Barbara where she obtained a USDA grant to fund her research.

Joint Asteroid Emergency Planning Exercise

While the odds of a large asteroid hitting the earth are low, it could happen. The federal government tasked FEMA and NASA to plan a response if such an event appears likely. The two agencies sponsored a multi-agency planning exercise …