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November 22, 2014, M 6.2 Earthquake


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Friedman Family Visiting Professionals

Application now open for EERI Chapters to request visits from Friedman Family Visiting Professionals

EERI is pleased to announce the launch of the Friedman Family Visiting Professionals Program for the 2014-2015 academic year.  With generous support of an endowment from the Friedman Family, the program provides travel funding so expert professionals can visit your university and deliver a lecture that showcases their experiences in a professional career associated with earthquake engineering and earthquake risk reduction.

Student Chapters can choose from a list of 16 expert EERI professionals that span disciplines including seismology, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, insurance, emergency management, and public policy.  For a list of all professionals, visit:

EERI Student Chapters are encouraged to complete the application form to request a visit from a Friedman Family Visiting Professional at:  Note that the form requires you to rank your top three professionals and briefly describe reason for your choices in 300 words or less.

Review of Student Chapter requests will begin on December 11, 2014 and occur on a rolling basis until all travel funds are awarded.  All chapters are encouraged to apply before this date for the best chance of being selected for the program.  Depending on funding availability, approximately 6 – 10 trips will be funded for visits between January – June 2015.

For more information about the Friedman Family Visiting Professionals program, visit:

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