Seismic Waves: MCEER Research: Enabling Disaster-Resilient Communities   [open pdf - 237KB]

Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. "This is the last in an intermittent series of articles about the earthquake engineering research centers funded over the past decade by the National Science Foundation. These centers have 'graduated' from the Foundation's engineering research centers program and are transitioning into the next chapters of their organizational lives. The articles briefly review their accomplishments and future plans. Although resilience cannot stop all disasters from occurring, it can have a major impact on their severity. Earthquakes and other natural and manmade hazards repeatedly test the resilience of our physical, social, and economic systems, often with little or no warning. MCEER (The Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research) is enabling communities at risk to improve their resilience and better withstand these unwelcome tests. Headquartered at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, MCEER is a consortium of researchers from many disciplines working at the Center's 16 member institutions. From 1997 through 2007, the National Science Foundation (NSF) provided substantial support for MCEER under grant award EEC-9701471, enabling the Center to develop the distinctive research competencies that it offers to NSF and other clients today."

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Seismic Waves (November 2008)
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