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MCEER Bulletin, Volume 20, Number 2, Summer 2006

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Volume 20, Number 2, Summer 2006

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MCEER SLC Members Participate in 8NCEE

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Current and a few former MCEER SLC members at the 8NCEE. From left are: Daniel Fenz, Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Oren Lavan, Macarena Schachter, Ramiro Vargas, Sivaselvan Mettupalayam, Xiaoyun Shao, Jeffrey Berman and Yufeng Hu

The 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering was held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California on April 18 - 21, 2006. More than 3,000 earthquake professionals from around the world gathered in San Francisco, representing the fields of seismology, engineering, emergency management, risk management, public policy, and education (see related article).

The conference program included many poster and oral presentation sessions over the course of four days. In addition to many other MCEER investigators, a number of students were provided funding to attend the conference through MCEER Education Grants. These students, along with their respective home university, and titles of their conference presentations, are given below:

Past SLC Chair Jeffrey Berman also presented “The MCEER Student Leadership Council and Earthquake Engineering Education Activities” during the Education and Outreach in Earthquake Engineering Session held during the conference.

The conference provided the students first-hand exposure to information on the state of the art in both practice and research in earthquake engineering while providing all of the presenters experience with public speaking. It also fostered discussion and networking among students, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. All together, the conference was a very rewarding and enjoyable experience for all who attended.