NEES@UCLA 2012 Summer Intern Program

NEES@UCLA hosted 6 undergraduate and high school summer interns from June through August 2012.

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.

Activities included:

  • NEESreu students attended an Orientation at the NEES Annual Meeting in Boston, MA from July 9-12, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. They also attended the NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) and hosted by Northeastern University, which took place in the same venue.
  • In August 2012, NEESreu and HSSRP students participated in a 2-Day Field Trip including: tour of NEES@UCSD shake table; tour of Garner Valley Digital Array; overnight stay in Idyllwild; tour of the San Andreas Faultline and Thousand Palm Oasis in the Coachella Valley Preserve; and a trip on the Palm Springs Tramway with a hike in the San Jacinto state park wilderness.
  • NEESreu students participated in fieldwork shaking a levee in the on Sherman Island in the Sacramento Delta from August 13-15, 2012.
  • NEESreu students presented their final poster sessions at the Young Researchers Symposium at Stanford University on August 16-17, 2012.
  • HSSRP students presented their final poster sessions at the UCLA Engineering High School Summer Research Program Scientific Poster Symposium on Friday, August 17, 2012.

Interns at NEES@UCSD
Alfredo Pineda, Bob Nigbor, Carlos Mora, Estefan Garcia, Erica and Philip Eskes, Sophia Poulos, Jasmin Sadegh, Kelsey Sakamoto, Charys Clay and Jim Poulos at NEES@UCSD in 2012


Jasmin Sadegh, Jodelle Poulos, Estefan Garcia, Philip Eskes, Sophia Poluos, Charys Clay, Kelsey Sakamoto, Erica Eskes - July 2012

Interns the Thousand Palm Oasis

NEES@UCLA Summer interns hike at the Thousand Palm Oasis in the Coachella Valley Preserve. August 2012.

Interns at Sherman Island

Jasmin Sadegh, Charys Clay and Estefan Garcia at Sherman Island, August 2012

Interns at work

Estefan Garcia and Jasmin Sadegh in the field at Sherman Island, August 15, 2012