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Three Students Participate in 2002 REU Program

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MCEER has selected three students to participate in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer. This year's students are:

Daniel Fenz, University at Buffalo, who is working on a project entitled "Frictional Behavior of Nonmetallic Materials for Use in Sliding Bearings." His advisor is Michael Constantinou.

Nishadi Karunarathne, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., is working at the University at Buffalo under the direction of Andrei Reinhorn. The project title is "Damping of Frame Structures: An Educational Shake Table Test."

Robert Payne, Cornell University, is working with faculty advisor Thomas D. O'Rourke on a project entitled "Critical Lifeline Response to Granular Failure Triggered by Earthquakes."

The students will present the results of their activities at the REU 2002 Symposium in Keystone, Colorado, August 8-11, 2002.

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