The Tri-Center Symposium for Young Researchers, organized by the PEER Center, was held August 8-10, 2003 at the Sun River resort area near Bend, Oregon. Presentations were made by each of the participants in the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, describing the projects with which they were involved. MCEER student interns Kenneth Loh from the Johns Hopkins University (mentored by Professor M. Shinozuka at the University of California at Irvine) and Chet Vignes from the University of Iowa (mentored by Professor Mircea Grigoriu at Cornell University), attended the event.
Dr. Charles Harris led a special activity focused on ethical considerations associated with engineering projects. A field excursion to areas of volcanic eruptions in the region was a highlight of the program.
Final papers are being prepared and will be compiled in a Tri-Center proceedings of the Symposium. Proceedings copies will be made available through the MCEER web site.