Ten Students Participate in 2007 MCEER REU Program
REU’s at UB 2007: (left to right) Back: Christa Kelleher, Armando Ciprian, Clayton Burningham, Christopher Gonyo, Matthew Alboum, Robert Wurstner, Melissa Norlund and Thomas Coyne; Front: Brianna Rooney, Atia Syed and Shannon McKenna
Thomas Coyne (center) meets with faculty advisor, Andre Filiatrault (left) and SEESL technician, Chris Budden (right)
Ten MCEER-sponsored undergraduate students from the University at Buffalo (UB), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lafayette College, Harvey Mudd College, the City College of New York (CCNY) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) participated in the 2007 REU program. During the ten-week summer program, these students worked with faculty advisors and graduate student mentors at UB, CCNY and FAMU to participate in ongoing research projects conducted by MCEER-funded investigators.
The seven students studying at UB this summer received instructional sessions from the MCEER Information Service on databases including QUAKELINE®, ASCE and CompendexPlus. The UB students were also introduced to EndNote software (for references) and attended a half-day technical communication seminar led by William Grunert, from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ External Affairs Department.
The summer program culminated in a symposium, held in Seattle.
Students and Projects
|Student/ Home Institution||Host Institution||Project Title||Faculty Advisor/ Student Mentor|
|Armando Ciprian, UB||UB||Resonance of Structures Under Sinusoidal Shaking||George Lee/ Yu-Chen Ou|
|Thomas Coyne, UB||UB||NEESWood: Framing to Sheathing Connection Tests||Andre Filiatrault/ Jianis Christovasilis|
|Christopher Gonyo, RPI||UB||Experimental Study of a Small Scale Laminar Box for Soil Liquefaction Studies||S. Thevanayagam/ Raghudeep Bethapudi|
|Kristn Denaye Hinds, FAMU||FAMU||Analytical Studies of the Suspended Zipper Frame and Control Devices||M. Abdullah/ Kenneth Walsh, Marlon Hill|
|Haridayal Jaswal, CCNY||CCNY||Analysis of Micro-Vibration in Buildings||Anil Agrawal|
|Christa Kelleher, UB||UB||Nonstructural Components and the Rainflow Counting Algorithm||Gilberto Mosqueda/ Rodrigo Retamales|
|Shannon McKenna, Harvey Mudd College||UB||Preparation and Preliminary Testing of a Small Scale Laminar Box for a Study of Soil Liquefaction||S. Thevanayagam/ Nurhan Ecemis and Raghudeep Bethapudi|
|Melissa E. Norlund, UB||UB & Stanford||Sideways Collapse of Deteriorating Structural Systems under Seismic Excitations: Phase II Shake Table Collapse Test||Helmut Krawinkler, Andrew Whittaker and Andrei Reinhorn/ Dimitrios G. Lignos|
|Aaron Williams, FAMU||FAMU||Developing a Variable Stiffness System with Continuously Variable Transmission Technology||M. Abdullah/ Kenneth Walsh|
|Robert Wurstner, UB||UB||Property Test of Concrete Isolators||Michel Bruneau/ Shenlei Cui|