2011 Summer Intern Program

nees@UCLA hosted 12 undergraduate and high school summer interns from June through August 2011. After 10 weeks of hands-on research experience, exposure to the latest methodologies in earthquake studies and the chance to work with established researchers, our students emerged from the program with improved observation and communication skills. They also became more aware of the diversity in earthquake engineering research and gained the information to decide whether a career in research was right for them.

Students from the NEES@UCLA Summer Intern Program took part in a Professional Development Series, Technical Seminar Series and Weekly Writing Workshops, Bi-weekly Progress Presentations, and Field Trips. Other activities included:

  • NEESreu students attended a NEESreu Orientation at the Oregon State University in Corvalis, Oregon from June 19 - 22, 2011.
  • NEES and CENSreu students attended CENS Tech Camp at James Reserve Ecological Facility, Idyllwild, CA from June 23-24, 2011.
  • All interns participated in a field trip to the Pasadena facility of Kinemetrics, producer of seismic equipment.
  • NEESreu students presented their final poster sessions at the Young Researchers Symposium at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The program included a field trip to UCLA for demonstration of a destructive test at UCLA’s Structures Lab, then a tour and lecture at the LAX Theme Building at LAX Airport.

Interns at James Reserve
2011 Interns at CENS Poster Session, August 12, 2011

Interns at the beach

2011 Interns performing fieldwork at Garner Valley Digital Array

Interns at James Reserve

NSF Walls team presents Progress Report to CENS group.

Interns at the beach

NSF Walls team on lab test day.

Interns at James Reserve

NEES and CENS Interns at Garner Valley lecture by Jamison Steidl, NEES@UCSB PI.

Interns at the beach

Interns on tour of Kinemetrics, Pasadena.

Posters