EERI National Meeting

- Long Beach, Ca., 2002

Thanks to support from MCEER Rory Calhoun, Ani Natali Sigaher, Gordon Warn, and Jeffrey Berman represented the MCEER-SLC at the 2002 EERI annual meeting in Long Beach, California, from February 6-9.  The group attended several sessions of lectures on multidisciplinary earthquake topics in both historical perspectives and state of the art perspectives.  Additionally, they attended the presentation by the 2002 EERI Distinguished Lecturer, Mete Sözen who has agreed to speak at the University at Buffalo as part of the MCEER-SLC, UB-EERI, CSEE seminar series on April 5th.  As usual this seminar will be web-cast live as well as archived for future viewing. 

The representatives also led the tri-lateral SLC meeting, which brings together SLC members from MCEER, MAE, and PEER. Each SLC presented a summary of their activities for the year and their plans for the upcoming year. The SLC's took advantage of this opportunity to lay down plans for some collaborative projects including a tri-lateral mentoring program in which current SLC members would consult undergraduate students at all the EERC universities to assist and inform them of the opportunities available within each EERC. Plans were also made to set up video-conferencing and chat-conferencing between the SLC chairs. This will assist in getting tri-lateral projects off the ground. 

The four MCEER-SLC representatives also took this unique opportunity to network with industry professionals, members of the academic community, and other students.  They thank MCEER for the opportunity to attend this event and look forward to attending similar events in the future.