ESP Biography

JAMES BRICE, MIT Environmental Engineering Graduate Student

Major: Environmental Eng/ Architecture

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

James Vincent Brice is a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) pursuing a dual Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science (SM) in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Through research in ocean wave mechanics and the design of nature-based flood mitigation strategies, he investigates ways design can strengthen a multispecies-understanding of coastal community resilience.

Bird-watching, mathematics, coffee with dessert; catch him crouched on the sidewalk taking pictures of weeds or poking around in tidepools.

Past Classes

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E15185: Build with Nature: Experimenting with Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptations in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Join MIT graduate students in a hands-on wave flume demonstration to learn more about how water waves interact with natural and man-made features near the coast. You will have the opportunity to design your own shoreline adaptation, choosing from a kit-of-parts that includes coastal defense measures from seagrass and oyster gabions (i.e., cages) to traditional seawalls. Pieces can be arranged in countless ways, allowing us to test various hypotheses, e.g. sparse vegetation vs. dense, or oyster gabion + vegetation vs. seawall as we work together to develop not only a greater physical intuition of water wave mechanics, but also an understanding of how various physical, ecological, and social processes in coastal regions are impacted by climate change. Students will meet teachers at 66-154 and be escorted to the new Learning Labs at the MIT Museum Building (just a 3-minute walk).