Dr. Joanne M. Nigg, a member of NCEER's Scientific Advisory Committee and Highway Seismic Research Council, and Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, was elected President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). NCEER Deputy Director Dr. Ian Buckle was elected to EERI's Board of Directors as was L. Thomas Tobin, a consultant on natural hazards and public policy issues.
NCEER Scientific Advisory Committee and Highway Seismic Research Council member Dr. Roger Borcherdt from the U.S. Geological Survey received EERI's outstanding paper award for "Estimates of Site-Dependent Response Spectra for Design Methodology and Justification." Cornell graduate student Khalid Mosalam won EERI's student paper competition, which was based on NCEER research conducted with Peter Gergely and Dick White. The paper was entitled "Modeling of the Nonlinear Behavior of Gravity Load Designed Infilled Frames (see photo)."
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