The Burgers Program and Combustion Institute Summer School on Fire Safety Science 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 was initially scheduled on June 8-12 2020 on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park (the summer school is now postponed until June 2021, see below). The objectives of the summer school are to expose participants to a broad range of advanced topics with a mix between fundamental courses that emphasize the theoretical foundations of the engineering problem and application courses that describe the engineering configurations and emphasize current challenges in the engineering practice. 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.

Update due to coronavirus (March 18, 2020): Because of concerns and travel restrictions associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have decided to postpone the Summer School to June 2021. New dates will be determined as soon as possible.

Note that we intend to give priority to the group of currently accepted applicants and offer them to participate in the Summer School next year. We will accept new applicants based on cancellations in this group, first giving priority to applicants who have been waitlisted and then possibly inviting new applicants. Also, we intend to offer the Summer School in 2021 with unchanged format and financial arrangement; at this early point, the program of the Summer School is also unchanged.