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Vitor Silva et al. Receive 2020 Outstanding Paper Award for "Development of a global seismic risk model"

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce that the 2020 Outstanding Paper Award has been awarded to “Development of a global seismic risk model,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 36, No. S1, pp. 372-394, by Vitor Silva, Desmond Amo-Oduro, Alejandro Calderon, C...

Ken Elwood Receives EERI's 2022 Distinguished Lecture Award

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ken Elwood is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Lecture Award. The annual Distinguished Lecture Award recognizes and encourages an EERI member for communication of outstanding professional contributions ...

David J. Wald Receives 2022 William B. Joyner Lecture Award

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the Seismological Society of America (SSA) are pleased to announce that David J. Wald, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) in Golden, Colorado, is the 2021 recipient of the William B...

2022 Bruce Bolt Medal Awarded to C.B. Crouse

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), the Consortium of Organizations for Strong Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS), and the Seismological Society of America (SSA) are pleased to announce that Dr. C.B. Crouse, Principal Engineer at AECOM, is the recipient of the 2022 Bruce Bolt Meda...

EERI and NZSEE Publish Nigel Priestley Oral History

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) are excited to jointly release the 30th volume of Connections: The EERI Oral History Series, featuring the late Dr. Nigel Priestley—a significant figure in the field of earthquake en...

EERI 2022 Honorary Members: Robin K. McGuire and Jack P. Moehle

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce that Robin K. McGuire (M.EERI 1975) and Jack P. Moehle (M. EERI, 1981) have been selected as Honorary Members for 2022. Honorary membership of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is awarded to recognize members who...

2022 Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal Awarded to Barry H. Welliver

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce that the 2022 Alfred E. Alquist Special Recognition Medal has been awarded to Barry H. Welliver (M. EERI 2002). The Alquist medal is presented to an individual, company, or organization that has made substantial contribution...

2022 George W. Housner Medal Awarded to Mary C. Comerio

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is pleased to announce that Mary C. Comerio (M.EERI 1988) an internationally recognized expert on disaster recovery, is the recipient of the 2022 George W. Housner Medal. The Housner Medal, EERI’s highest award, recognizes members of the Institu...

EERI 2022 Board of Directors Election

EERI is pleased to announce the candidates for President-Elect and Director for the 2022 Board of Directors Election. You can view the candidate bios and vision statements below. All eligible voting members will receive an email with a link to access your secure online ballot and cast your vote on ...

EERI Seeks New Public Policy and Advocacy Committee Co-Chairs

EERI is currently accepting applications for two new Chairs of the Public Policy & Advocacy (PPA) Committee. The PPA Co-Chairs provide oversight and leadership for EERI’s Public Policy and Advocacy Committee.  You can access the application form here. The application deadline is October...

EERI Response to M7.2 Earthquake in Nippes, Haiti

On August 14, 2021, a M7.2 earthquake struck Nippes, Haiti. The EERI community extends its sympathy to the victims as rescue and relief work continues. EERI is currently monitoring the situation from media reports and notes from colleagues in the impacted region as part of its Learning from Ea...

In Memoriam: J. Carl Stepp, 1932—2021

Contributors: Robin McGuire, Ivan Wong, Gabriel Toro, William Lettis, Robert Kassawara Carl Stepp was born in Loco, Oklahoma at the family farm on July 5, 1932 as the sixth child of the late Russell and Ollie Sullivan Stepp. After graduating from high school, he worked as a surveyor’s assistant f...

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