Outreach

Some outreach activities by nees@UCLA include:

  • In June 2012, co-PI and Site Operations Manager Dr. Robert Nigbor presented a Plenary Talk at the NEES Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

  • Dr. Robert Nigbor gave a presentation about NEES@UCLA’s work in Christchurch, New Zealand at the April 2012 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Annual Meeting. Visit the website for details and presentations: http://2012am.eeri.org/

  • February 2012, NEES@UCLA Development Engineer Dr. Alberto Salamanca gave a Lab Tour for students of the UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity program.

  • In February 2012, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) organized, at the direction of the National Science Foundation (NSF), a research needs workshop for recipients of Japan and New Zealand RAPID awards. Co-PI Dr. Robert Nigbor gave a presentation about NEES@UCLA's work in Christchurch, NZ. Visit the Japan & New Zealand NSF RAPID Workshop page for more information about the meeting including the participant list, abstracts and bios, posters, and presentation slides.

  • In August 2011, Dr. Robert Nigbor, co-PI and Site Operations Manager of NEES@UCLA, presented the NEES@UCLA and NEES@UTexas facilities in the workshop "Using the NEES Equipment Site Facilities in ESG Research and International Collaborations" at the 4th International IASPEI/IAEE Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion (ESG4) was held at the University of California Santa Barbara. Find here details of the Symposium and Workshop, including presentations.

  • nees@UCLA was featured in a July 2010 article in Civil Engineering magazine regarding the LAX Theme Building seismic retrofit. nees@UCLA was also featured in print, web, and television news for this project, and was an invited participant in the Grand Reopening of the LAX Theme Building along with the Mayor and several Councilpersons of LA City and two California representatives.

  • nees@UCLA was one of the four NEES sites participating in the NEES Demo Day field trip on May 29, 2010 at NEES@UCSD. This was part of the 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Dynamics held in San Diego.

  • nees@UCLA was co-sponsor of the IRIS Instrumentation Symposium held in Palm Springs in November 2009. This was an excellent seismology-earthquake engineering collaboration.

  • nees@UCLA participated in the November 2008 Great SoCal Shakeout event. A field trip from the Los Angeles International Earthquake Conference was hosted at UCLA, during which lab and field demonstrations were made by nees@UCLA staff.

  • nees@UCLA was featured in a PBS television program Southern California Connected in November 2008.

  • nees@UCLA participated in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (GEESD) IV. The portable shaker was exhibited.

  • nees@UCLA's linear shaker and instrumentation was used in a UCLA engineering class called E87 by three freshman students. It was a first-quarter laboratory experience. Here is an abridged version of the students' presentation for their class. (5MB)

  • nees@UCLA was represented at the 7th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics in Boston, MA. Robert Nigbor presented two NEES-related papers as well as exhibited a booth.

  • nees@UCLA was represented at the 6th International Workshop of Structural Health Monitoring at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

  • Westwood Charter Elementary School - (presentation and KidsQuake demonstration)

  • nees@UCLA in the News

  • Joint nees@UCSB/UCLA Training

  • ASCE Pacific Southwest Regional Seismic Design Competition

  • UCLA Parent's Weekend

  • NEES Field Testing Sites Grand Opening at Garner Valley, CA– participation in demonstrations to Future Black Leaders of America (J.W. Wallace and D.H. Whang)

  • Franklin Elementary School - (presentation and demonstration on earthquakes by J.P. Stewart)

  • Amestoy Elementary School - participation in Career Day (presentation on earthquakes by D.H. Whang)

  • Participation in the PEER Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program

    • 2004 - Jesse Reiner (Harvard Westlake
    • 2003 - Jeanne Whang (Amestoy Elementary) and Joann Young Dannen (El Segundo High School)

  • Participation in the PEER Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

    • 2004 - Sam Du (UCLA) and Andrew Parker (UCSD)

  • Participation in the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) Summer Intern Program

    • 2004 - Genevieve Farrar (UCLA), Sarah Taylor Lange (UC Davis) and Michael Contreras (UCLA)

  • Structural Engineering Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) – “Workshop on Four Seasons Forced-Vibration Testing” May 15, 2004 (presentations by J.W. Wallace and D.H. Whang)

  • Conference and Workshop Presentations