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Featured Articles: Fall/Winter 2004

Satellite image of south asia
Theva headshot
Speaker at the podium
Group touring shake table
MCEER researcher Shubharoop Ghosh of ImageCat, Inc. was part of a reconnaissance team after the tsunami/earthquake tragedy in South Asia. ImageCat's work with satellite imagery also aided recovery efforts after this summer's Florida hurricanes, and Dr. Beverley Adams was invited to discuss these efforts at the White House in September. UB Professor and MCEER researcher Sabanayagam Thevanayagam is MCEER's new Director of Education M. Myint Lwin of the Federal Highway Administration spoke at the "Visions of Leaders" Forum organized by MCEER as part of the NEES Grand Opening activities.

IAB member Paul Hough explained the details of shake table testing of Armstrong's suspended ceiling systems to fellow partners, researchers, students and site team members at the annual NSF site review.

This Fall/Winter 2004 issue of the MCEER Bulletin highlights the use of MCEER-funded satellite imaging technology in disaster recovery efforts, both after the Tsunami/Earthquake tragedy in South Asia and after this summer's devastating Florida Hurricanes. Our new Director of Education, Sabanayagam Thevanayagam, is introduced in this issue, and the Grand Opening of the UB-NEES facility, including the MCEER-organized forum, "Visions of Leaders," is covered in depth.  New industry partners, York International, EPRI and ISAT are welcomed, and the annual NSF Site Review is reviewed.  This issue contains several important international activities: the third PRC-US workshop on special bridges, the ANCER Annual Meeting, which brought together young professionals and senior researchers, the US-PRC Protocol Meeting, held in Hawaii, and the US-China Research Exchange program, which is seeking applicants. The article on the "Reunion" Breakfast hosted by MCEER at the 13th World Conference includes pictures of former and current students, researchers and associates. Several 2004 student activities are also featured: the SLC Retreat in Reno, Nevada, the Tri-Center Field Mission to Japan, and the REU Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina. The issue also contains a write-up of the MCEER's first Diversity Workshop, held in Washington, DC, and a notice that the 2005 REU Diversity Program is seeking applicants.

Regular columns on the Highway Project, industry partners, student activities and opportunities, the UB-MCEER-EERI seminar series, and recently published MCEER reports also appear in this issue.

 

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