Bay Area Students Build Seismic Resistant Structures to Withstand "The Big One"
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17 Nov 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
SF Examiner | July 18, 2012 Four, three, two, one.... SHAKE!!!!! Students from Brookfield Elementary School in Oakland watched with great anticipation to see if the K'NEX structures they...
Effect of Earthquakes on Nonstructural Elements and Effects on Structural Bracing on the system
07 Nov 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Catherine Ellen French, NEES EOT
This learning module was developed at the University of Minnesota. It contains background information from FEMA on how to identify vulnerable nonstructural elements that are likely to cause injury...
NEES expert questions decision to convict scientists in wake of deadly earthquake in Italy
31 Oct 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Purdue Unviersity | October 29, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The director of a national earthquake research center based at Purdue University says Italian authorities are setting a dangerous...
UCSB Education, Engineering, and Physics Faculty Receive NSF Grant to Fund Teacher Credential Candidates in the Physical Sciences
30 Oct 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
October 31, 2012 | Office of Public Affairs, UC Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– With class enrollments increasing from kindergarten through 12th grade, California is estimated to need...
NEES Project Warehouse EERI Handout
29 Oct 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
The attached is a handout created for the EERI Conference covering the features of the Project Warehouse located on the NEEShub.
NEEShub Training Video (in Chinese, 75 minutes)
22 Oct 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): Ge(Gaby) Ou, NEES EOT
This video documents a presentation given (in Chinese) on NEEShub cyberinfrastructure functionalities. The NEEShub is intended to be a platform for research, collaboration, and education for the...
Researchers to Shake a Building to Study its Performance During Earthquakes
21 Oct 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
October 22, 2012 | MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – The two-story building on West Commercial Avenue in El Centro, Calif., was built in the 1920s and has withstood four major earthquakes...
Sharing Science in the 'Collaboratory'
18 Oct 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Over the past several years, the US National Science Foundation has been funding the development of collaborative web sites or ‘collaboratories’ and scientific workflow technologies. Many...
Project May Help Fortify Homes Against Quakes
17 Oct 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Sacramento State news | October 17, 2012 Since Professor Ben Fell came to Sacramento State four years ago, the structural engineering specialist has helped secure two major federal grants. The...
Tsunami in a Bottle
16 Oct 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
This activity is one of several in a basic curriculum designed to increase student knowledge about earthquake science and preparedness. The activities can be done at any time in the weeks leading...
Precast Concrete Walls for Seismic-Resistant Design: From PRESSS Research to PreWEC webinar
15 Oct 2012 | Multimedia
"From PRESSS Research to PreWEC" is the eighth in the Research to Practice Webinar Series co-produced by the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and the Earthquake...
Make Your Own Earthquake Carts from NEES@Reno
10 Oct 2012 | Multimedia | Contributor(s): NEES EOT
Images of portable Make Your Own Earthquake carts from NEES@Reno. The jumping “platform” is a rubber mat with an accelerometer embedded in it. Everything stores very nicely in...
K-12 Seismic Design Competition
09 Oct 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Kelly Doyle, NEES EOT
This activity introduces K-12 students to earthquake engineering concepts by allowing them to build structures and test them on an educational shake table. The competition is broken down into...
Groundbreaking Tests for 5-Story Building on Shake Table
20 Sep 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering | Summer 2012 Newsletter Structural engineers at the Jacobs School have just completed an unprecedented series of major earthquake simulation tests to gauge the...
UNR Doubles Size of Earthquake Testing Facility
18 Sep 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Civil Engineering Magazine | September 18, 2012 | Lynn R. Novelli A new earthquake simulation lab under construction at the University of Nevada, Reno will provide state of the art facilities...
Big Data and the Dawn of the Super Researcher
12 Sep 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Library of Congress | September 12, 2012 | Mike Ashenfelder In separate “big data” presentations at the Digital Preservation 2012 meeting, Myron Guttmann of the National...
MAST Lab Project Posters
28 Aug 2012 | Learning Objects | Contributor(s): Rachel Gaulke, NEES EOT
Posters from the MAST lab at the University of Minnesota illustrating past and current research projects. Use these well-designed and useful posters as "best practices" examples...
Cold-Formed Steel Rebuilds Earthquake-Resistant Architecture
24 Aug 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Behind the Scenes | LiveScience | National Science Foundation | August 24, 2012
Academia and industry are collaborating in a new effort to engineer earthquake-ready buildings. The effort based...
Smart Materials Improve Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Design
17 Aug 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
Behind the Scenes | LiveScience | California Institute of Technology | August 17, 2012
Bridges are a main component of the transportation infrastructure as we know it today. There are no less...
Shaking the Levees of the Sacramento Delta
16 Aug 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Teresa Morris
NBC Bay Area News | August 16, 2012 | Joe Rosato Jr. Federal officials are in Stockton this week to discuss the seismic safety of the Sacramento-Delta levee system. In the meantime, we show you...