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Student Research Accomplishments

cover of Student Research Progress and Accomplishments Volume: 2002-2003Edited by:

Amanda Bonneau

MS/Ph.D. student, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University



This edition of the Student Research Accomplishments is the fourth in a series featuring the work of MCEER students on topics ranging from traditional civil and lifeline engineering to applications of advanced technologies, to social impacts and economic modeling.

All papers included in this volume were entered into MCEER’s Best Student Article Competition. Members of MCEER’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB) judged the 11 submissions, and selected a winner and two honorable mentions. The winner of this year’s competition is outgoing SLC President Jeffrey Berman, University of Buffalo, and honorable mentions were awarded to Anita Jacobson, Cornell University and Michael Astrella, University of Buffalo, for their outstanding efforts. All three students were invited to present their research at the 2005 MCEER Annual Meeting. Our thanks go to John Abruzzo, Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Sreenivas Alampalli, New York State Department of Transportation, Scott Campbell, Kinetics Noise Control, Inc., Paul Hough, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Amarnath Kasalanati, Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc., Leon Kempner, Bonneville Power Administration, Peter Lee, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Paul Senseny, FM Global Research, Andy Taylor, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Doug Taylor, Taylor Devices, Inc. and Michael Willford, ARUP for their reviews and recommendations.

The entire volume, can be downloaded here: Student Research Accomplishments 2003-2004 (3.23 MB PDF) For individual chapters, go to Contents in html format. The Best Article Competition is also available in html format.

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