The Quake Summit 2011 Media Competition provided an opportunity for NEES and MCEER investigators to showcase their work through photos or videos. It was created by NEEScomm to promote photos and videos that highlight the innovative research and facilities that characterize the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. View full competition guidelines. The winners received a certificate and were announced during Friday’s lunch on June 10.
1) Specimen Construction - Researchers and staff constructing and instrumenting research specimens.
2) Testing - A completed specimen pictured during the testing sequence.
3) Failure - Structural, geotechnical, or system failure as a consequence of testing.
4) Photo Favorite - A favorite photo of the contributor’s choosing.
1) Outreach - The video has potential to help the general public or the media understand an experiment, the function of a site, or the outcomes of the program.
2) Technology transfer - The video could be used to support technology transfer to the practicing community.
Favorite Photo Category
Kelly Lyttle (PIs Ian Buckle, David Sanders & Ahmad Itani), NEES@UNR, “The first of three segments of the curved bridge in its final location on the shake tables at the NEES@UNR facility”
Chris Renschler, representing the LESAM Lab and the UB Center for the Arts Video Production Group,
“Collaborative community effort to rapidly assess the damage caused by the 2010 Haiti earthquake”
Technology Transfer Category
Weian Liu & Manny Hakhamaneshi (PIs Bruce Kutter, Tara Hutchinson, Mark Aschheim & Sashi Kunnath), NEES@UCDavis,
“Investigation on how rocking foundation dynamically interacts and affects seismic demand on the superstructure via testing at NEES centrifuge modeling facility at UC Davis”