Academy for Students
Information and resources for those who want to know more about NEES and the science and engineering related to earthquakes and tsunamis.
We have a growing number of resources and learning materials you can use to explore the world of earthquake engineers and find out how they are saving lives with advanced designs of new structures.
Learn how researchers test and revise their designs using the NEES network of large scale facilities.
In the Sciences and Engineering section you will find answers to such questions as:
- What causes an earthquake and how is a tsunami formed?
- How do scientists measure and describe earthquake magnitude?
- What are engineers doing to make buildings safer during earthquakes?
You can find and search through articles, videos and other multimedia that will help answer these questions and more!
The REU Program pages are for students currently enrolled in, or thinking about applying to join the NEES Research Experience for Undergraduates program. This is a ten-week summer experience where you can join real earthquake researchers at the 14 NEES sites as well as network with other students nationwide. Many participants find the program to be a life-changing experience.
The Quakequest pages contain information and demonstrations of our experimental virtual world for collaboration, exploration and education. An application that you can run in your browser, Quakequest is a fun and dynamic way to look at the latest research done by other students.