Third International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction (3ICUDR)

Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

Website: www.3icudr.org

Register Now for 10NCEE: Travel Grants, Events, and Papers

Register today for the Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE) held this July in Anchorage, Alaska at https://www.eeri.org/cohost/registration/10ncee-registration. Below is the latest information about (1) Travel Grants, (2) Travel and Lodging, (3) Pre-Conference Events, (4) Thursday Evening at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and (5) Paper Acceptances.

Travel Grants Available for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals

10NCEE websiteThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Pankow Foundation, and EERI have made funds available to award travel grants to graduate students and early career professionals to defray travel costs for attending the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE). Awards are limited to graduate students and early career professionals. Graduate students and early career academics must attend or teach at a U.S. university as of March 1, 2014. These grants are being coordinated by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).

All recipients are expected to contribute four hours of voluntary service during the conference. We anticipate providing funding for 30–40 participants, with an average grant value of $750. The application deadline is Friday, March 7. The award selection criteria are included on the application page at https://www.eeri.org/cohost/registration/travel-grants.

Travel and Lodging

All 10NCEE participants are urged to book travel and lodging as soon as possible. Alaska is a popular summer tourist destination, and lodging and travel will become scarce and more expensive as the spring/summer season approaches.

NEW Pre-Conference Event: Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Buildings Seminar

Date: Monday, July 21, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Anchorage
Presenters: Dr. Nigel Priestley, Dr. Michele Calvi (M. EERI, 1990), and Dr. Mervyn Kowalsky (M. EERI, 1994)

This seminar will introduce participants to displacement-based seismic design (DDBD) and demonstrate how it can be implemented in the design office as a simple and rational alternative to current prescriptive methods of seismic design. The course will show that serious conceptual problems exist with current force-based seismic design and will demonstrate how these deficiencies are resolved when a simple displacement-based design approach is adopted. The DDBD approach results in structures with uniform seismic risk for a given performance level, which is compatible with uniform risk spectra. This is not achieved with current force-based design procedures. To read the seminar program, visit: http://10ncee.org/images/program/DDBD_ProgramPage.pdf.

Cost: Early-bird registration is $295. A companion textbook, if ordered as a part of early-bird registration for the seminar, can be obtained for the price of $120, including shipping, and will be available for pickup at the seminar. Note that current prices for the textbook on Amazon are $206. Registration increases to $365 on June 15th, at which point companion textbooks are no longer available.

Register for the event now at https://www.eeri.org/cohost/registration/ddbd-july-21-2014.

Thursday Evening at the Alaska Native Heritage Center

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Alaska Native Heritage CenterJoin us on Thursday evening, July 24, for a night-out at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage during 10NCEE. The Alaska Native Heritage Center is an amazing interactive cultural experience. More than a museum, the Center provides an opportunity to explore the indigenous cultures of Alaska firsthand.

Food and drink tables will be available throughout the large indoor/outdoor venue. The evening event will also feature native dance external link icon performances as well as demonstrations of native games external link icon. Local hosts will be present to answer any questions you have about the different cultures of Alaska. For the latest info about the Thursday evening event, visit: http://10ncee.org/tours/evening-at-the-alaska-native-heritage-center.

Cost: $40 for conference registrants and $60 for guests. Cost includes transportation, entertainment, food, and drinks.

Register for 10NCEE and the Thursday evening event at https://www.eeri.org/cohost/registration/10ncee-registration.

New Sponsors

Shannon & Wilson, Inc. Shannon & Wilson, Inc. is a new 10NCEE Silver Sponsor. The firm is a nationally recognized leader in geotechnical, earthquake, and environmental engineering, providing integrated services to private and public clients. Shannon & Wilson’s seismic experts have long been at the forefront in using ground response modeling to support the design of foundation support systems. They are experienced in specialized work for critical structures such as communications centers, nuclear facilities, dams, and hospitals. Visit: www.shannonwilson.com external link icon.

For the full list of 10NCEE sponsors, visit: http://10ncee.org/sponsors.

Paper Acceptances

Acceptance notices indicating session assignments were sent to authors on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Final revised papers are due by March 17, 2104. Final submission of the paper must be accompanied by payment of the full conference registration fee for the presenting author. For more info on papers, visit: http://10ncee.org/authors-speakers.

Speakers without Papers

All speakers for theme and special sessions who do not have papers are required to register and pay the full conference fee by March 17, 2014.

Masayoshi Nakashima to be Awarded Housner Medal

Masayoshi Nakashima (M. EERI, 1988), professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, will be presented with the George W. Housner Medal at the 2014 EERI Annual Meeting, which takes place as part of the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE). The Housner Medal is awarded to recognize Institute members and others who have made extraordinary and lasting contributions to public earthquake safety through the development and application of earthquake hazard reduction practices and policies.

Masayoshi NakashimaNakashima’s research contributions have had a profound impact on the advancement of earthquake engineering. His seminal work in the development of hybrid simulation, notably the experimental error propagation and suppression associated with the control, the introduction and implementation of the concept of substructuring, and the extension of hybrid simulation in real time, led to extensive developments of the associated technologies in the subsequent fifteen years. His work opened up this new area of research. Hybrid simulation laboratories now exist at most major research universities and centers, and researchers worldwide are contributing to these developments.

Nakashima’s contributions to these modern experimental techniques of hybrid simulation and large-scale shaking table tests were especially effective in advancing seismic resistant design because they were rooted in his original research background in the analysis and design of steel structures.

His leadership at the E-Defense facility in Japan resulted in forty large-scale shaking table tests within six years, many more than all the large-scale shaking table tests combined in other countries. A summary of the E-Defense’s large-scale shaking table tests can be found at
http://www.bosai.go.jp/hyogo/ehyogo/index.html external link icon.

Masayoshi Nakashima has been a leader in promoting research collaboration between the United States and Japan. His participation goes back to the 1980s when a U.S./Japan joint research program was implemented under the auspices of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Japanese Ministry of Construction. Starting 2005, Masayoshi Nakashima has led joint research between NEES and E-Defense. Three large-scale tests funded through the NEES program (a six-story wood frame, a three-story innovative rocking frame, and a five-story base-isolated structure) were successfully implemented at E-Defense facilities. Recognizing his important contributions to U.S.-Japan collaboration, the NEES community bestowed upon him the recognition of “Outstanding Service to the NEES Research Community (2008).” To date, he is the sole foreign individual who has received this recognition.

Professor Nakashima served as Vice-President of the Architectural Institute of Japan (2007-2009), Vice-President of the Japanese Society for Earthquake Engineering (2009-2011), and a Director of EERI (2008-2010).

Note: See the full list of 2014 EERI Award Recipients at http://bit.ly/1c3HttF. In the next issue of The Pulse, we will feature the 2014 EERI Distinguished Lecturer.

Anderson Family Creates Fund to Further Disaster Mitigation Research and Education

Late sociologist Bill Anderson (M. EERI, 2001) worked tirelessly in the field of disaster risk reduction and was a great proponent of attempting to understand and address the ways in which vulnerable populations suffer in disaster. With this in mind, his family has announced the creation of a new fund that will further those ideals.

William A. AndersonThe William Averette Anderson Fund for Hazard and Disaster Mitigation Education and Research external link icon will assist earth scientists, engineers, practitioners, and social scientists to focus on mitigating the impacts of disasters on vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States.

“As I considered how best to honor Bill, my thoughts were immediately directed to his deep commitment to promoting the study of women, children, African Americans, persons of color and of other vulnerable populations in disaster hazard mitigation,” his wife Norma Doneghy Anderson wrote. “It is with his commitment in mind that I am establishing the William Averette Anderson Fund for Hazard and Disaster Mitigation Education and Research.”

Anderson passed away unexpectedly on December 29. For more than two decades, Bill served as a National Science Foundation program officer, providing invaluable guidance and support. His distinguished career included positions at the American Sociological Association, NSF, the World Bank, and the National Academies. He was a consummate researcher, mentor, and leader.

Those interested in learning more about the fund or making a contribution can visit the Fund website external link icon, or check out the Facebook page external link icon that’s been created to help promote the effort.

(This article is reprinted with permission from the Natural Hazards Center external link icon.)

Celebration of Life

The Anderson family has planned a Celebration of Life service for Bill on March 22, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at:

Argyle Country Club
14600 Argyle Country Club Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

The celebration will begin with a one-hour visitation at 10:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. The service will be followed, at the same location, with a buffet lunch. They request an RSVP for those planning to attend the celebration no later than Monday, March 17, 2014. Email your RSVP to Norma@BillAndersonFund.org.

Report on the Recovery and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka Following the December 26, 2004 Tsunami Now Available

A report based on the findings of an EERI team that conducted a ten-day visit (July 20–August 7, 2013) to areas of Sri Lanka affected by the 2004 tsunami is now available in the EERI Learning from Earthquakes Reconnaissance Archive. The team members were Guillermo Franco (M. EERI, 2005), Guy Carpenter; Alpa Sheth (M. EERI, 2010), VMS Consultants Private Limited; and Michelle Meyer (M. EERI, 2013), Texas A&M University.

Photo (left to right): Shyanaka Dananjaya, Research Assistant, University of Peradeniya; and EERI Team members Michelle Meyer; Guillermo Franco; and Alpa ShethThe report will inform the drafting of a best practices guide for Disaster Recovery Frameworks. This initiative is being developed by the European Union, the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, and the World Bank’s Global Facility of Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) external link icon. Individual case studies are being prepared on particular countries’ rebuilding and reconstruction efforts, and several thematic case studies are being developed, including one on Building Back Better (BBB) practices, as defined by the GFDRR.

The report focuses on the following areas studied during the team’s time in Sri Lanka:

  • The definition of Building Back Better (BBB)
  • Policies and the institutional framework created for the initial recovery and reconstruction
  • The tsunami housing reconstruction programs and the strengths and weaknesses of the owner- and donor-driven reconstruction schemes
  • Early warning systems put in place
  • Advances related to the health, tourism, and fisheries sectors

Funding for the team came from a grant agreement between EERI and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) of the World Bank.

Earthquake Spectra: Preprint Manuscripts

In early February, 24 preprint manuscripts were posted on the Earthquake Spectra website prior to their formal publication. The list of new preprint manuscripts, including authors, follows:

  • Earthquake Spectra“Risk Decision Making and Seismic Risk Preparedness at North American Seaports: Analysis of a System-wide Survey” by Tim Scharks, Ann Bostrom, Lori Reimann-Garretson, and Glenn Rix (M. EERI, 1990)
  • “Determining rockfall risk in Christchurch using rockfalls triggered by the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence, New Zealand” by Chris I. Massey, Mauri J. McSaveney, Tony Taig, Laurie Richards, Nicola J. Litchfield, David A. Rhoades, Graeme H. McVerry (M. EERI, 1990), Biljana Lukovic, David W. Heron, William Ries, and Russ J. Van Dissen
  • “Common Structural Deficiencies Identified in Canterbury Buildings & Observed versus Predicted Performance” by Dan Bech, Paul Cordova, Bill Tremayne, Kenneth Tam, Benjamin Weaver, Nicholas Wetzel, Will Parker, Lisa Oliver, and Jenny Fisher
  • “Geotechnical Aspects of Disaster Recovery Planning in Residential Christchurch and Surrounding Districts Affected by Liquefaction” by Nick Rogers, Kate Williams, Mike Jacka, Shamus Wallace, and John Leeves
  • “Understanding Poor Seismic Performance of Concrete Walls and Design Implications” by Sri Sritharan (M. EERI, 1994), Katrin Beyer (M. EERI, 2010), Richard S. Henry, Y. H. Chai, Mervyn Kowalsky (M. EERI, 1994), and Desmond Bull
  • “Seismic Hazard Modeling for the Recovery of Christchurch, New Zealand” by Matthew Gerstenberger, Graeme McVerry (M. EERI, 1990), David Rhoades, and Mark Stirling
  • “Liquefaction Effects on Buildings in the Central Business District of Christchurch” by Jonathan Bray (M. EERI, 1990), Misko Cubrinovski, Joshua Zupan and Merrick Taylor
  • “The demise of the URM building stock in Christchurch during the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence” by Lisa Moon, Dmytro Dizhur, Ilaria Senaldi, Hossein Derakhshan, Michael Griffith (M. EERI, 1990), Guido Magenes, and Jason Ingham (M. EERI, 2012)
  • “Telecommunication Systems Performance – Christchurch Earthquakes” by Alex Tang (M. EERI, 1985), Alexis Kwasinski, John Eidinger, Colin Foster, and Pete Anderson
  • “Urban Disaster Recovery in Christchurch: The Central Business District Cordon and Other Critical Decisions” by Stephanie E. Chang (M. EERI, 1994), Josh E. Taylor, Kenneth J. Elwood (M. EERI, 1994), Erica Seville, Dave Brunsdon (M. EERI, 1997), and Mikaël Gartner
  • “Performance of Electric Power Systems in the 2010–2011 Christchurch, New Zealand, Earthquake Sequence” by Alexis Kwasinski, John Eidinger, Alex Tang (M. EERI, 1985), and Christophe Tudo-Bornarel
  • “Lessons from the Post-Earthquake Evaluation of Damaged Buildings in Christchurch” by Bruce Galloway, John Hare (M. EERI, 2013), Dave Brunsdon (M. EERI, 1997), Peter Wood, Bret Lizundia, and Mike Stannard
  • “Ground Motion and Seismic Source Aspects of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence” by Brendon A. Bradley (M. EERI, 2012), Mark C. Quigley, Russ J. Van Dissen, and Nicola J. Litchfield
  • “Earthquake Response of Underground Pipeline Networks in Christchurch, NZ” by Thomas D. O’Rourke (M. EERI, 1980), Sang-Soo Jeon, Selcuk Toprak (M. EERI, 1996), Misko Cubrinovski, Matthew Hughes, Sjoerd van Ballegooy, and Dimitra Bouziou (M. EERI, 2011)
  • “Spreading-induced damage to short-span bridges in Christchurch (New Zealand)” by Misko Cubrinovski, Anna Winkley, Jennifer Haskell, Alessandro Palermo (M. EERI, 2011), Liam Wotherspooon, Kelly Robinson, Brendon Bradley (M. EERI, 2012), Pathmanathan Brabhaharan, and Matthew Hughes
  • “Application of Recommendations of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission to Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Buildings and Seismic Risk Mitigation Policies in the United States” by William T. Holmes (M. EERI, 1975), Nicolas Luco (M. EERI, 2001), and Fred Turner (M. EERI, 1985)
  • “Select Liquefaction Case Histories from the 2010–2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence” by Russell A. Green (M. EERI, 1993), Misko Cubrinovski, Brady Cox (M. EERI, 2004), Clint Wood, Liam Wotherspoon, Brendon Bradley (M. EERI, 2012), and Brett Maurer
  • “Seismic Performance of Vertical Non-Structural Components in the 22nd February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake” by Andrew Baird, Ali Sahin Tasligedik, Alessandro Palermo (M. EERI, 2011), and Stefano Pampanin (M. EERI, 2011)
  • “Damage Evaluations of Precast Concrete Structures in the 2010–2011 New Zealand Earthquakes” by Robert Fleischman, Jose I. Restrepo (M. EERI, 1997), Stefano Pampanin (M. EERI, 2011), Joseph R. Maffei (M. EERI, 1989), Kim Seeber, and Franz A. Zahn
  • “Assessment of Liquefaction-Induced Land Damage for Residential Christchurch” by S. van Ballegooy, P. Malan, V. Lacrosse, M.E. Jacka, M. Cubrinovski, J.D. Bray (M. EERI, 1990), T.D. O’Rourke (M. EERI, 1980), S.A. Crawford, and H. Cowan
  • “Transforming Governance: How National Policies and Organizations for Managing Disaster Recovery Evolved Following the 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes” by Laurie A. Johnson (M. EERI, 1990) and Ljubica Mamula-Seadon
  • “NGA-West2 Ground Motion Model for the Average Horizontal Components of PGA, PGV, and 5%-Damped Linear Acceleration Response Spectra” by Kenneth W. Campbell (M. EERI, 1975) and Yousef Bozorgnia (M. EERI, 1986)
  • “Seismic Performance of Improved Ground Sites during the 2010–2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence” by Liam Wotherspoon, Rolando Orense, Mike Jacka, Russell Green (M. EERI, 1993), Brady Cox (M. EERI, 2004), and Clint Wood

To read preprint manuscripts or browse the complete list of preprint manuscripts, visit the Earthquake Spectra website at http://earthquakespectra.org/toc/eqsa/0/0.

Apply Now for EERI Housner Fellows Leadership Program

EERI is now accepting applications for the second class of its innovative leadership program, the Housner Fellows Program. This program has the strategic objective “to recognize and equip promising and motivated young to mid-career professionals with the confidence, skills and sense of responsibility needed to become lifelong leaders and advocates of earthquake risk reduction.

The comprehensive program includes: a one-week hands-on leadership institute, two years of professional mentoring, participation in the EERI Annual Meeting and possible participation in a policy or reconnaissance-related activity. For this class, the leadership institute and EERI annual meeting will be back-to-back in July in Alaska. Two highlights of this engaging program are the group and individual projects, both targeted at real issues in seismic safety. Funding is being provided by a gift from Professor George Housner, one of EERI’s founding members, and support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) of the World Bank.

Three Fellows in the next class will be GFDRR-Housner Fellows, specifically from priority GFDRR countries (see https://www.gfdrr.org/node/156 external link icon for list). There is no set age range for the program—if you consider yourself a young to mid-career professional, this may be the program for you.

Each class will have 5 to 8 members. More information and application requirements are available at http://www.eeri.org/projects/housner-fellows-program external link icon.

Applications are due by March 1, 2014. Selected Fellows will be announced by April 15, 2014.

EERI Teams with GEER in Response to Sequence of Greek Earthquakes

earthquake damaged waterfront in Cephalonia, Greece

EERI is partnering with GEER (Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance) to investigate the impact of the sequence of two M6.1 earthquakes (USGS) that occurred on the island of Cephalonia, Greece on January 26 and February 2, 2014.

The team, coordinated by Sissy Nikolaou (M.EERI, 2004), will work with representatives from Greek universities and local EERI members to investigate and document observations. Preliminary reports of damage include structural and non-structural damage to concrete buildings, failure of highway retaining walls, and damage to harbor facilities. Team member Ramon Gilsanz (M. EERI, 2011), a structural engineer with expertise in concrete construction and non-structural damage, is representing both EERI and the Applied Technology Council (ATC) and will work directly with Greek structural engineers to document structural damage. Observations from the team will be made available through the EERI, GEER and ATC websites.

View the GEER Press Release (PDF)

More information about previous earthquakes in Greece is available in the EERI Learning from Earthquakes (LFE) Reconnaissance Archive at https://www.eeri.org/category/learning-from-earthquakes/greece/.

10NCEE Registration Now Open

Register today for the Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE) at https://www.eeri.org/cohost/registration/10ncee-registration. The newly redesigned 10NCEE website features registration, program, technical tours, events, sponsors, exhibitors, and other conference information that you will need to make arrangements for your 2014 trip to Anchorage, Alaska.

Technical Tours

EERI and the organizing committee have planned a number of technical tours for 10NCEE participants (listed below). For more details, visit the 10NCEE website at http://www.10ncee.org/tours.

Full Day Tour: The Mountains and Glaciers of Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley
Date: Monday, July 21, 2014
Time: Depart Anchorage Hilton lobby at 8:00 a.m. and return at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a trip back in time exploring the impacts of the 1964 earthquake that are still visible along Turnagain Arm. Before the conference gets going, enjoy a trip traveling through Girdwood and Portage.
Trip Leaders: local experts

Half Day Tour: Tsunami Warning Center
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Time: Depart Dena’ina Conference Convention Center at 1:45 p.m. and return to the Anchorage Hilton Lobby at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Following the final 10NCEE presentations, a tour will head north to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and discuss examples of local damage from the 1964 earthquake. Explore earthquakes and tsunamis in Alaska and beyond at the West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.
Trip Leaders: local experts

View of a fault trace along the Denali fault (photo by Dr. Richard Koehler)4-Day Tour: Active Faults and Seismic Hazards in Central Alaska
Date: Saturday, July 26 to Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: Depart Anchorage Hilton lobby at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26. Return to Anchorage Tuesday evening, July 29, around 5:00 p.m. As we cannot guarantee the return time of the field trip to Anchorage, please plan on staying in Anchorage on Tuesday night, July 29 (at your own expense).
The route provides memorable views of the Susitna Basin, Alaska Range, Denali National Park, Tanana Valley, Copper River Basin, and the Wrangell Mountains, some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. (*This trip is dependent on a minimum number of participants. If this quota is not reached by March 15, 2014, the trip will be cancelled and money will be refunded.)
Trip Leaders: Dr. Gary Carver (M. EERI, 2008), Dr. Richard Koehler, Dr. Sean Bemis, and Dr. Douglas Nyman (M. EERI, 1975)

Register today for 10NCCE at www.10ncee.org! We hope to see you in Anchorage this summer.

New 10NCEE Sponsors

Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS)Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) is a new silver sponsor of 10NCEE. RMS is the world’s leading provider of products, services, and expertise for the quantification and management of catastrophe risk. More than 400 leading insurers, reinsurers, trading companies, and other financial institutions rely on RMS models to quantify, manage, and transfer risk. As an established provider of risk modeling to companies across all market segments, RMS provides solutions that can be trusted as reliable benchmarks for strategic pricing, risk management, and risk transfer decisions. Visit the RMS website at www.rms.com external link icon.

ENSTAR Natural Gas CompanyENSTAR Natural Gas Company is a new bronze sponsor of 10NCEE. ENSTAR was founded in 1961, making it one of the oldest energy companies operating in Alaska. ENSTAR headquarters are located in Anchorage. The history of ENSTAR is closely aligned with the history of Alaska since statehood. Over those years, ENSTAR has grown with the 49th state, supplying the energy which has helped communities grow and prosper. Visit the ENSTAR website at www.enstargas.comexternal link icon.

For a full list of 10NCEE sponsors, visit www.10ncee.org/sponsors.

2014 EERI Award Recipients

The Institute congratulates the following 2014 award recipients and honorees:

2014 EERI Award RecipientsGeorge W. Housner Medal
Masayoshi Nakashima (M. EERI, 1988), Kyoto University

EERI Distinguished Lecture Award
David Wald (M. EERI, 1988), U.S. Geological Survey

William B. Joyner Lecture Award
David Boore, U.S. Geological Survey

Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal
Laurence Kornfield (M. EERI, 1999), City & County of San Francisco

Bruce A. Bolt Medal
Anthony Shakal (M. EERI, 1980), California Geological Survey

Spectra Outstanding Paper Award
“Using Collapse Risk Assessments to Inform Seismic Safety Policy for Older Concrete Buildings,” Earthquake Spectra (vol. 28, num. 4), by Abbie B. Liel (M. EERI, 2009), University of Colorado, and Gregory G. Deierlein (M. EERI, 1989), Stanford University

Shah Family Innovation Prize
(To be determined)

EERI Honorary Members
William A. Anderson (M. EERI, 2001)
Bill Iwan (M. EERI, 1989), California Institute of Technology

EERI/FEMA NEHRP Graduate Fellowship
Clinton Carlson (M. EERI, 2010), University of Michigan

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper
“Moving Towards An Improved Index for Assessing Liquefaction Hazard: Lessons from Historical Data” by Brett Maurer, Virginia Tech

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper
“Study of Site Specific Seismic Amplification in the National Capital Region” by Mark Tilashalski, Virginia Tech

EERI would like to thank the Honors Committee, EERI members, and partner organizations for their work during the awards nomination and consideration process. Honors Committee members included: chair Thalia Anagnos (M. EERI, 1982), Reginald DesRoches (M. EERI, 1995), Bill Holmes (M. EERI, 1975), Les Youd (M. EERI, 1974), and Kathleen Tierney (M. EERI, 1987).

The Institute will publish individual feature articles about each award recipient/honoree in upcoming issues of The Pulse

For general information about the annual EERI awards and honors, visit https://www.eeri.org/about-eeri/honors-awards/.