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  • Quake Summit 2013 – Showcase

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    On August 7th, RPI participated in the Annual Quake Summit that was held in Reno, Nevada this year at the University of Reno.  Some of the 14 NEES sites have showcased their equipment/displays/posters.  A showcase of mini-centrifuge in-flight has been displayed and Summit participants (students, researchers, professors) have had an opportunity to see the centrifuge ...
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  • STEM – SEMI High Tech U Camp 2013

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    On July 23rd, 2013, Geotechnical Centrifuge Lab opened its door for tour and presentation to about 10 students (four females) that were interested in visiting the lab space.  These students are part of the group of high school students that participated in the STEM program here at RPI.  Presentation about the lab, demo of mini-centrifuge ...
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  • PREFACE 2013

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    On July 12th,  approximately 20 of high school students attended our annual PREFACE Program lab tour.  A mixed group of boys and girls of different  ethnicity were given a presentation of civil engineering and given a tour of the  geotechnical centrifuge lab and a demonstration of the liquefaction effect by using the mini shake table.   ...
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  • Pipeline Project 3D Viewer Files Available

    The publicly available project, NEESR-SG: Evaluation of Ground Rupture Effects on Critical Lifelines now has 3D Viewer files for the centrifuge experiments conducted during the project.  Experiments 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12 have 3D Viewer files. NEES.org Account Holders: There are two ways to access the files for those with accounts on the ...
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  • New Visions Tour 2013

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    On May 7th, 2013, CEES Center hosted yet another tour for New Visions Program here at RPI.  14 students (6 females, 8 males, of which 2 where minority) participated in the tour through the lab to see the centrifuge and other equipment and also have listened to the presentation about civil engineering field and CEES ...
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  • Career Expo 2013

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    On May 7th, 2013, Centrifuge Lab at RPI has been invited to participate in the local Career Expo. It was the second Career Expo for students in grades 7-12, (mainly from Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties) parents, educators, the community, to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related careers through fun, interactive ...
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  • CIPCE Tour for Albany High School Students

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    On Monday, March 18th 2013, CEES Center hosted a lab tour for 20 lbany High School students (90% underrepresented minorities).  Tour included a mini-centrifuge demonstration and the lab tour of facility and equipment. As part of an Albany Smart Scholars program aimed at raising STEM awareness, The Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) is an ...
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  • Engineering Ambassadors – Schalmont High School Visit

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    On January 11th, 2013, CEES Network at RPI welcomed approximately 30 of 11th and 12th grade students from local Schalmont High School.  These students were part of the Rensselaer’s Engineering Ambassadors (EA) Program that allows RPI’s highly motivated students to inspire high school students to become interested in engineering, science and its impact on society.  ...
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  • 3D Data Viewer Released

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    The Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in collaboration with the NEES site at Oregon State University and NEESComm are pleased to announce the release of 3D Data Viewer Version 2.  3D Viewer is a visualization and data analysis program that works with three dimensional models and sensor configurations to provide an ...
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  • SEMI High Tech U Camp

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    About 12 teens from more than 20 Capital Region high schools found the fun in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at SEMI High Tech U, a day camp offered by Career & Tech from July 17-20 at RPI.  Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation gave a tour to these students so they can learn about ...
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  • STEP Engineering Academy Lab Tour

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    On July 26th and 27th, CEES Center held a lab/facility tour for approximately 15 students aged 11-14. They were given a presentation on the basics of civil and earthquake engineering, shown the demo of the mini-centrifuge in-flight, given a tour of the main centrifuge and also had an opportunity to create toys that would let ...
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  • Engineering Institute for Young Women

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    On July 13th, 2012, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation’s Dr. Inthuorn Sasanakul hosted a presentation about earthquake engineering to a group of about 20 high-school-aged girls.  These girls were part of an RPI-wide event called Engineering Institute for Young Women. Engineering Institute for Young Women is a week long camp held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to ...
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  • New Visions 2012

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    On May 17th, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation hosted yet another annual Centrifuge Lab Tour for 15 High School students that are part of a New Vision Program here at RPI and are interested in pursuing a higher education in science or engineering fields.  They were given a tour of our centrifuge, its equipment and ...
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  • Girls Tech Connection Group on tour of the Centrifuge Lab

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    On May 25th, 2012, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted a tour of the Centrifuge Lab for 15 students.  The students, members of the Bethlehem Middle School club Girls Tech Connection, spent a couple of hours with Dr. Inthuorn Sasanakul touring the centrifuge, learning about the equipment and listening to a ...
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  • Hudson-Mohawk Retirees Alumni Tour

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    On April 25th, 2012, Center for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (CEES) of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted a Cnetrifuge Lab tour for 9 retired Alumni. This group is a part of a Hudson-Mohawk Retirees Chapter, which members have graduated from RPI and from the industry.  According to their chapter website,  the group tours six sites of interest ...
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  • Accepted Students Day – Lab Tours

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    On April 14th, 2012, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted students that have been accepted into RPI for the next academic year and their parents.  Throughout the day, they were welcomed by the President Shirley Jackson and were given campus tours to different departments and laboratiories so that they can glimpse of what RPI has to offer ...
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  • Prof. Dobry gives 15th Robert L. Schiffman ’44 Lecture

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    On April 15, 2012 Prof. Dobry delivered the lecture entitled “An Investigation into Why the Earthquake Liquefaction Charts Work So Well” at Cornell University.   The lecture explores why the liquefaction charts based on Seed and Idriss Simplified Procedure work so well. These are state-of-practice (SOP) empirical charts based on case histories of liquefaction and no liquefaction ...
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  • H. S. Students from Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Initiative Visit RPI

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    On March 7, 2012, teams of high school students from Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams toured the centrifuge lab as part of a visit to the RPI campus for the Lemelson-MIT prize presentation. Dr. Victoria Bennett provided informational sessions and lab tours for InvenTeams from S.S. Seward Institute in Florida, NY, Berlin High School in Cherry Plain, NY, ...
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  • Presentation to Civil Engineering and Architecture Class at Mohonasen High School

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    On Friday, Oct. 7th, Dr. Victoria Bennett gave a presentation to a Civil Engineering and Architecture Class at Mohonasen High School. This class is part of a program called Project Lead the Way (PLTW). The Project Lead the Way curriculum is a pre–engineering pathway. It is designed to expose students to the basic principles of engineering ...
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  • PREFACE 2011

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    On July 22nd, RPI hosted the 33rd Annual RPI PREFACE Program. This program allows underrepresented 11th and 12th graders to participate in the pre-college summer experience of the engineering university life. The students who participate are exposed to engineering education at RPI towards the goal of interesting them in studying science and engineering in college. A ...
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  • New Visions 2011

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    New Visions is an RPI program that allows local high school students to explore career options and take courses at RPI for college credit. On June 1st, the Civil Engineering Department hosted a seminar for approximately 15 students. A short interactive lecture was presented on the basics of Civil Engineering and Earthquake Research. Afterward, the students ...
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  • NEES Centrifuge Workshop 2011

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      RPI hosted the 7th Annual NEES Centrifuge Research and Training Workshop, organized jointly by RPI and UCDavis on May 16th and 17th. A total of 16 researchers participated in this workshop. The first day of the workshop included lab tours and lectures that allowed participants to explore and understand the capabilities of the centrifuge facilities and ...
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  • Visit with 5th graders at the New York State Museum

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    The importance of teaching children math and science from an early age has always been stressed. Children are naturally curious which makes them ideally suited for exploring their world around them through activities and projects that inject math and science with fun. As a result, they can take their new knowledge outside of the classroom ...
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  • Open House in October for Prospective Students

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    On October 30th, 2010, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute held an open house for prospective students and their families.  NEES@Rensselaer facility has opened its doors to invite students and their parents that are interested in engineering to visit and to see our state-of-the-art centrifuge center (including a mini-centrifuge demonstrations and a chance to see a life-size centrifuge), ...
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  • Undergraduate Research Program

    The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) through NEES@Rensselaer provides undergraduate students (advanced freshmen through seniors) the opportunity to work in the NEES facility. URP is offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms and is independent of the NEES-REU program. In spring 2012, 15 URP students are working alongside the centrifuge lab staff, assisting them in their ...
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  • NEES Centrifuge Workshop 2008

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    The centrifuge workshop was a great success. Due to the prominence of our facility and faculty, we were able to draw in visitors from both inside the United States, and around the world. The presentation topics included: An introduction to centrifuge modeling and scaling laws Overviews of the RPI and UCD centrifuge facilities NEESR09 System Identification An in-depth look at ...
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  • Design Your Future Day 2008

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    Through fun, dynamic and interactive sessions, this day is designed to spark interest in high-tech fields and encourage girls to pursue technical careers. Since 1997, Rensselaer’s Design your Future Day (DYFD) has gained momentum and attention for its contributions to women in technology. Over the years this program for extraordinary young women has been expanded ...
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  • PREFACE Program 2008

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    The PREFACE Program, which began at Rensselaer more than 30 years ago, gives high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to come to Rensselaer and experience what an engineering education can offer them. It is a program for individuals who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological ...
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  • GEESD IV

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    GEESD IV brought together the broad community of geo-professionals working on earthquake engineering and soil dynamics problems for this comprehensive decennial examination of our technical disciplines. Tarek Abdoun, NEES@Rensselaer Associate Director, worked on the Student Activities committee for this conference, developing, organizing and executing a student session titled “Graduate Student Career Workshop: Toward Successful Career ...
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  • Reunion 2007: Technology and Innovation Tours

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    You’ve heard about “Renaissance at Rensselaer: The Campaign for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.” Now experience for yourself the facilities and research made possible by this historic campaign. Visit the world-class buildings and labs where today’s students prepare to change the world. On June 8th, 2007, the NEES@Rensselaer facility was one of four Rensselaer sites included in the ...
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  • Accepted Students Celebration 2007

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    On April 14th, 2007, the NEES@Rensselaer facility hosted lab tours for Rensselaer’s Accepted Student Celebration. More than 100 perspective students and their family members enjoyed a tour of the geotechnical centrifuge facility, a mini-centrifuge retaining wall demonstration, and videos of past centrifuge tests on New Orleans levee failures.
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  • NEES Centrifuge Research & Training 2006

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    A highlight of the EOT activities aimed at researchers is the annual NEES Centrifuge Research & Training Workshop organized jointly by the NEES@RPI and NEES@UCDavis. The training locations alternate between the RPI facility and the UC Davis facility. In FY07, the NEES 3rd Annual Centrifuge Research and Training Workshop was held at the NEES@UCDavis facility on ...
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  • NEES Centrifuge Research & Training 2005

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    The NEES 2nd Centrifuge Research & Training Workshop was held at the NEES@RPI facility on November 14-17, 2005. Approximatly 30 researchers attended the workshop organized by the RPI and UCDavis centrifuge centers, some coming from as far away as Korea and Japan. The focus of the workshop was on hands-on centrifuge experimental experiences, including: model ...
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