SLC Retreat at Cornell University, Sept. 5-7., 2003

This year we will be in beautiful Ithica, NY, home to Cornell University. The retreat will begin in the evening on Friday September 5 and conclude in the morning on Sunday September 7. We have chosen the lovely Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus for our festivities.

After the retreat we will post pictures and other relevant material here on this page for further information.

Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, NY.



2003 MCEER SLC Retreat

Statler Hotel, Cornell Campus, Ithaca NY

SLC Meeting Agenda

  • Introduction What we do
  • Webpage status
    • It is up but needs to be updated frequently Benedikt Halldorsson Web-Master (
    • Submissions needed:
      • Check to see if you are on the member list!!! If not email Benedict
      • 2003 Retreat Mike Astrella to do write-up and summary
  • SLC Column in MCEER Bulletin
    • Fall 2003 Mike Astrella will include SLC Retreat summary
    • Spring 2004 Nicos Politis will include Field Mission summary, PI meeting summary, and EERI Annual Meeting summary
  • Student Spotlight
    • Fall 2003 Darren Vian to be the subject
    • Spring 2004 -  Jeff Berman to be the subject
  • 2003 SRA
    • Ramiro Vargas and Benedikt Haldorsson - Editors
    • Call for Papers in September
  • Mini  Shake Table Competition
    • On hold right now.  Discussion between Ed. Directors at MCEER, PEER, and MAE
    • Our committee can work on scaling it back a bit, i.e., removing some portions of the competition such as the paper or presentation, etc.
    • Mike Pollino to make rules changes as directed by committee.
  • 2003 Tri-Center Field Mission
    • Italy see attached preliminary agenda. 
    • Note tight turn-around time for visas for international students.
  • Seminar Series Check SLC website for updates (
    • UB-EERI Speakers 2 Yet to be determined
    • MCEER Industry Partners Yet to be determined
    • Various Visiting Scholars Yet to be determined
  • Elections All Votes Unanimous
    • President (Possible Small Stipend Coming) Jeff Berman
    • VP Terri Norton
    • Activity Coordinator Cagdas Kafali