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EERI Publishes New Oral History Volume Featuring Dr. Izzat M. Idriss

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is excited to release the thirty-first volume of Connections: The EERI Oral History Series, featuring Dr. Izzat (Ed) Idriss, a pioneer in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering. Born in Syria in 1935, Idriss moved from Beirut, Lebanon to...

EERI at the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Milan This Week

This week the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is participating in the 18th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE2024), held from June 30 to July 5, 2024, in Milan, Italy. This prestigious event brings together researchers and practitioners from around the globe to discuss...

Earthquake Spectra Announces New Special Collection on Systemic Earthquake Risk Modeling

EERI’s peer-reviewed journal Earthquake Spectra is opening a new special collection on “Forward-Looking, Equitable, and Systemic Earthquake Risk Modeling.”  Read on for more information about the collection and instructions for submitting papers. Special Collection Editorial Board Members...

June Leadership Communique from Heidi Tremayne

I’m thrilled to return to my role as Executive Director to see so much work completed and ongoing in support of the EERI membership. While my family leave to welcome my new daughter was only about 4 months, so much has been accomplished in that time to the benefit of EERI members: The 2024...

EERI Now Accepting Board of Director Applications for Positions

EERI is currently accepting applications for those interested in serving as elected or appointed Directors on the EERI Board of Directors beginning in March 2025. The eleven-member EERI Board of Directors is the central decision-making body for the organization. The Board represents the interests of...

USGS Alaska National Seismic Hazard Model Workshop

EERI will partner with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to host a one-day, in-person workshop on the 2023 USGS National Seismic Hazard Model for Alaska. More details on this workshop are available below. If you would like to attend, please register here. Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024Time: 9:00 AM...

EERI Submits Bid to Host 2028 World Conference in Los Angeles

EERI recently submitted a bid to the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE) to host the 19th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE) in Los Angeles, California from July 10-14, 2028. We hope to bring the world conference back to the United States for the first time in ...

EERI Supports the Continued Funding of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program through TWERA

EERI supports the continued funding of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) through the reauthorization of the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act (TWERA). The NTHMP typically provides $6M/year in partner grant funding to 27 US states and territories at risk of tsunamis. ...

Highlights from the 2024 EERI Annual Meeting in Seattle

Last week, almost nine hundred participants gathered in Seattle, Washington for EERI’s 2024 Annual Meeting and the 2024 Seismic Design Competition (SDC), which brought together more than 400 students in 40 university teams from 10 countries. EERI thanks the 2024AM Organizing Committee, especially ...

EERI Responds to April 3, 2024 M7.4 Taiwan Earthquake

EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) program is currently monitoring the impacts of the destructive M7.4 earthquake that struck near Hualien City, Taiwan at 7:58 AM local time on April 3, 2024 (11:58 PM on April 2, 2024 UTC). A M6.4 aftershock occurred 13 minutes later. According to media report...

Leadership Communique: A Change in EERI’s Annual Meeting Plan for 2025

As we prepare to gather in Seattle for the 2024 Annual Meeting (2024AM), we want to share some important news about future EERI meetings. In recent years, EERI has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and escalating meeting costs by experimenting with different formats for the annual...

EERI Congratulates 5 Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Five EERI members, Catherine E. French, Ashraf Habibullah, Bret Lizundia, Juan Carlos De La Llera, and Jonathan P. Stewart, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as part of the class of 2024, and will be formally inducted into the academy this coming October. ...

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