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NSF Program Mission and Goals

The ultimate vision of MCEER is to help establish disaster resilient communities.

This vision, along with MCEER's focus on engineered systems, are embodied in our mission statement:

The overall mission of MCEER is to be a leading multidisciplinary research center that focuses on the development of innovative and integrated solutions to enhance the resilience of infrastructure against extreme events (natural disasters, technological disasters, and acts of terrorism against our society), and is known worldwide for its ability to deliver superior products on time and budget to its sponsors.

The vision and mission statements are built on our strong legacy of research in earthquake engineering, conducted through several research projects.