The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials and social scientists (https://www.eeri.org/about-eeri/our-mission/) formed with the objective of:
(1) Advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering,
(2) Improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and
(3) Advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.
UB-EERI is the local-student chapter of the EERI main body and is recognized as a Special Interest Club by the Graduate Student Association of UB. More information about the club and its past work can be found on our website (http://gsa.buffalo.edu/eeri/).
Earthquakes do not discriminate. All fields of study are somehow concerned with earthquake research. We invite all students to seek interest in mitigating the effects of earthquake damage through their areas of study, including civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, geology, architecture and planning, just to name a few!
There will be an informal open/informational discussion tomorrow, September 1st, at 7 PM in the student lounge at 202 Ketter Hall. Graduate students interested in running for officer positions in the club are highly encouraged to attend.
There are four officer positions in the club: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.
On Wednesday, September 7th at 12 PM in 140 Ketter Hall we will hold the 2016-2017 UB-EERI Elections for the officer positions. At this election meeting, people interested in EERI membership will be able to obtain and fill out student-membership applications.
Pizza and light refreshments will be served at the election!
If you have any questions or are unable to attend the election (but would like to join) feel free to contact the temporary organizers of these events,
We look forward to seeing you September 1st and Wednesday the 7th!
With best regards,