10/31/2002
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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.
My name is Jeff Berman, I am the President of the student leadership council of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
This presentation is intended to give you a short overview of our SLC
The Student Leadership Council is a formal incarnation of students who are involved in performing MCEER research under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Since its inception, MCEER has included and encouraged student efforts throughout its research program and in all of the disciplinary specialties concerned with earthquake engineering.
Throughout the years, students have been an integral component in advancing research in earthquake hazard mitigation. Many former students are now in academia, professional practice or government agencies applying knowledge gained during their exposure to MCEER research. While associated with MCEER, students participate in annual Center Investigator meetings, attend conferences, workshops and seminars, and have the opportunity to make presentations at these events. The SLC was formed in 1999 to formalize these programs and to afford students from many different institutions the opportunity to meet with each other and develop/ improve interaction.
The operation of the MCEER SLC evolves as a result of dedicative and hard work of the following groups:
Administrative Committee
Executive / Alumni Committee
The current and past members of the SLC
The SLC has been very active.
Given the multi-institutional nature of MCEER the Annual SLC retreat provides an opportunity for students from all the participating institutions to meet and present their research, as well as interact with one another in social settings. At each retreat we have had a Principal Investigator as a guest speaker.
Since 2001, the SLC has put together its own research accomplishments volume, which was debuted at the NSF site visit in June 2001 (Jeff pass copies of 2002 SRA around) The volumes contain articles written completely by SLC students about their research, and is similar to the formal Research Accomplishments volumes published by the Principle Investigators.
The SLC contributes a column to the MCEER bulletin. These columns contain updates on SLC activities and results of work accomplished at SLC meetings
The newly established SLC website gives a comprehensive overview of the Council, and serves as an outlet for information on past, current and future activities of the Council.
The SLC has been very active.
Given the multi-institutional nature of MCEER the Annual SLC retreat provides an opportunity for students from all the participating institutions to meet and present their research, as well as interact with one another in social settings. At each retreat we have had a Principal Investigator as a guest speaker.
Since 2001, the SLC has put together its own research accomplishments volume, which was debuted at the NSF site visit in June 2001 (Jeff pass copies of 2002 SRA around) The volumes contain articles written completely by SLC students about their research, and is similar to the formal Research Accomplishments volumes published by the Principle Investigators.
The SLC contributes a column to the MCEER bulletin. These columns contain updates on SLC activities and results of work accomplished at SLC meetings
The newly established SLC website gives a comprehensive overview of the Council, and serves as an outlet for information on past, current and future activities of the Council.
The SLC has been very active.
Given the multi-institutional nature of MCEER the Annual SLC retreat provides an opportunity for students from all the participating institutions to meet and present their research, as well as interact with one another in social settings. At each retreat we have had a Principal Investigator as a guest speaker.
Since 2001, the SLC has put together its own research accomplishments volume, which was debuted at the NSF site visit in June 2001 (Jeff pass copies of 2002 SRA around) The volumes contain articles written completely by SLC students about their research, and is similar to the formal Research Accomplishments volumes published by the Principle Investigators.
The SLC contributes a column to the MCEER bulletin. These columns contain updates on SLC activities and results of work accomplished at SLC meetings
The newly established SLC website gives a comprehensive overview of the Council, and serves as an outlet for information on past, current and future activities of the Council.
The SLC is involved in and a sponsor of a Seminar Series on Earthquake Engineering Topics held at the department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo.
Featuring lectures by leading experts on earthquake engineering, most of the presentations are web cast live from the weblink shown, which provides information on upcoming web casts. Each seminar is also archived for future viewing and provides access to past seminars in this link.
The purpose of the series is to: Widen accessibility to timely, technical presentations by students, researchers, visitors and affiliates of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
(skip?) This seminar series is jointly organized by the MCEER SLC, the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Buffalo (CSEE), and the EERI Student Chapter at the University of Buffalo (UB-EERI).
This list contains some of our past speakers, and their expertise covers a wide range in the field of earthquake engineering
The SLC collaborates frequently with the UB-EERI student chapter, many of whose members are also members of the SLC.
The SLC has been very active.
Given the multi-institutional nature of MCEER the Annual SLC retreat provides an opportunity for students from all the participating institutions to meet and present their research, as well as interact with one another in social settings. At each retreat we have had a Principal Investigator as a guest speaker.
Since 2001, the SLC has put together its own research accomplishments volume, which was debuted at the NSF site visit in June 2001 (Jeff pass copies of 2002 SRA around) The volumes contain articles written completely by SLC students about their research, and is similar to the formal Research Accomplishments volumes published by the Principle Investigators.
The SLC contributes a column to the MCEER bulletin. These columns contain updates on SLC activities and results of work accomplished at SLC meetings
The newly established SLC website gives a comprehensive overview of the Council, and serves as an outlet for information on past, current and future activities of the Council.
The SLC has been very active.
Given the multi-institutional nature of MCEER the Annual SLC retreat provides an opportunity for students from all the participating institutions to meet and present their research, as well as interact with one another in social settings. At each retreat we have had a Principal Investigator as a guest speaker.
Since 2001, the SLC has put together its own research accomplishments volume, which was debuted at the NSF site visit in June 2001 (Jeff pass copies of 2002 SRA around) The volumes contain articles written completely by SLC students about their research, and is similar to the formal Research Accomplishments volumes published by the Principle Investigators.
The SLC contributes a column to the MCEER bulletin. These columns contain updates on SLC activities and results of work accomplished at SLC meetings
The newly established SLC website gives a comprehensive overview of the Council, and serves as an outlet for information on past, current and future activities of the Council.
The SLC has been very active.
Given the multi-institutional nature of MCEER the Annual SLC retreat provides an opportunity for students from all the participating institutions to meet and present their research, as well as interact with one another in social settings. At each retreat we have had a Principal Investigator as a guest speaker.
Since 2001, the SLC has put together its own research accomplishments volume, which was debuted at the NSF site visit in June 2001 (Jeff pass copies of 2002 SRA around) The volumes contain articles written completely by SLC students about their research, and is similar to the formal Research Accomplishments volumes published by the Principle Investigators.
The SLC contributes a column to the MCEER bulletin. These columns contain updates on SLC activities and results of work accomplished at SLC meetings
The newly established SLC website gives a comprehensive overview of the Council, and serves as an outlet for information on past, current and future activities of the Council.
Finally, The SLC is an active group, and in the nearest future we will participate in various events, for example:
continue to host speakers in the seminar series on earthquake engineering topics,
participate in the MCEER PI’s meeting this January
and participate in the tri-lateral SLC meeting, which brings together SLC members from MCEER, MAE, and PEER.
The MCEER SLC participates in various meetings as a representative of the MCEER. These are the
MCEER Annual Principal Investigators Meeting
NSF Annual Site Visits
in which the SLC plays a key role in demonstrating MCEER's achievements and progress, and interacts with NSF panel members in the Strength, Weaknessess, Opportunities and Threats Analysis.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Annual Meeting
and also the student retreat of this meeting.
The MCEER SLC participates in various meetings as a representative of the MCEER. These are the
MCEER Annual Principal Investigators Meeting
NSF Annual Site Visits
in which the SLC plays a key role in demonstrating MCEER's achievements and progress, and interacts with NSF panel members in the Strength, Weaknessess, Opportunities and Threats Analysis.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Annual Meeting
and also the student retreat of this meeting.