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NSF Site Team Reviews MCEER Activities and Future Plans

group touring lab

Shake table in lab
IAB member Paul Hough explains the details of shake table testing of Armstrong’s suspended ceiling systems to fellow partners, researchers, students and site team members.

Tom Anderson at the podium

MCEER’s strategic operations director Tom Anderson joined IAB members to discuss their role in MCEER’s strategic planning process. Seated from left are Glenn Singley, Christos Tokas and Ellis Stanley.

Following a review of MCEER's Year 7 activities and plans for Years 7-10, NSF has approved continued funding for the Center through Year 10. A team of reviewers visited Buffalo on June 9-11, 2004, and heard in depth presentations on MCEER's research and education plans, accomplishments, and activities. The team was led by NSF Program Officer Dr. Joy Pauschke.

Many people participated in this year's site visit, including MCEER researchers, partners, students and staff. A highlight was a tour of the NEES facilities at the University at Buffalo, where participants viewed tests of Armstrong World Industries' suspended ceiling systems, presented by MCEER Industry Advisory Board (IAB) member Paul Hough. Twenty-one students presented posters, which were representative of the diversity, depth and scope of MCEER research projects.

Student Poster Presentations

Amanda at her poster Marlon and his poster

MCEER students had the opportunity to discuss their research during the site visit. Shown during the poster session are Amanda Bonneau, Cornell University (above left) and Marlon Hill, Florida A&M University (above right).

The exhibit hall


The Bulletin is a free publication offering articles on Center research, cooperative ventures, reports from conferences, educational activities, upcoming events, and reviews of new MCEER publications Fall/Winter 2004

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