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Student Research Accomplishments
2003-2004

Best Article Competition

This year marked the Second Annual 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.

 

Winner

Jeffrey Berman

headshotPh.D. Student, Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo

Research Supervisor: Michel Bruneau, Professor and Director of MCEER

Testing of a Laterally Stable Eccentrically Braced Frame for Steel Bridge Piers (pdf 1.1 mb)

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

Anita Jacobson

headshotPh.D. Student, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Research Supervisor: Mircea Grigoriu, Professor

A Methodology to Assess Seismic Performance of Water Supply Systems (pdf 788 kb)

 

 

 

Michael Astrella

headshotGraduate Student, Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo

Research Supervisor: Andrew S. Whittaker, Associate Professor

Changing the Paradigm for Performance-Based Design (pdf 245 kb)

 

 

 

 


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