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SEPTEMBER 28, 2001

(AP/Shawn Baldwin)

MCEER Researchers Study Structural Engineering And Emergency Response In Wake Of World Trade Center Attacks

BUFFALO, NY The University at Buffalo's Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award to investigate damage to engineered structures and response of medical and emergency operations following the September 11 attack on the World Trade Centers. The award is one of eight announced today by NSF.

Studies involve:

Researchers seek to gain better understanding of damage that occurred and demands that were placed on hospital and government emergency response systems immediately following the disaster.

Data will be used to help improve the strength and performance of buildings and other structures during natural and other disasters, and to improve the nation's response to such threats.


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