NYNE Regional Chapter Visits NYC Local University to promote EERI

On September 20, 2017, representatives from the NYNE Chapter visited Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY to promote EERI and inform undergraduates and graduate students about the opportunities available to them now and later as Young Professionals. About 46 students attended with 4 faculty members. Read more

Mini-Symposium and Panel Discussion: 2016 Mw7.8 Muisne, Ecuador Earthquake (May 2017)


On May 30, 2017 the EERI New York – Northeast (NYNE) Chapter hosted a joint event with the ASCE Metropolitan Section Infrastructure Group: “2016 Mw7.8 Muisne, Ecuador Earthquake: 1 Year Later.” This mini-symposium and panel discussion addressed what was observed during the GEER-ATC and EERI-LFE reconnaissance missions following the earthquake, and the relevance of what was learned to New York City and United States critical infrastructure. Guest lectures and panel discussions were comprised of engineering leaders from the Ecuadorian Army Corps of Engineers (EACE), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Applied Technology Council (ATC) and NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM), in addition to other distinguished academia and industry leaders from Ecuador and the US.

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EERI Distinguished Lecture: From Performance-Based Engineering to Earthquake Resilience (May 2017)


The EERI Distinguished Lecture of 2016: “From Performance-Based Engineering to Earthquake Resilience,” was presented in New York City on May 4th, 2017. EERI-NYNE would like to thank Dr. Greg Deierlein for making it out to New York and providing an excellent lecture. We would also like to thank WSP USA for being a generous host and sponsor for this event.

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Mini-Symposium & Panel Discussion: New Zealand Earthquakes (February 2017)


On February 2, The EERI New York – Northeast (NYNE) Chapter hosted a joint event with the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) organization: “Mini-symposium on the 2010-11 and 2016 New Zealand earthquakes, and their implications to New York City (NYC) seismic risk and associated codes”. The NYNE Younger Members Committee (YMC) organized the mini-symposium, which was attended by over 180 engineers, city officials, and interested public. The event included two parts: (1) presentations on the NZ events by distinguished speakers: Professors Tom O’Rourke, Jonathan Bray, Brendon Bradley, and Ellen Rathje; and (2) panel discussion on the relation to the NYC risk and code needs with EERI Past President Prof. Mary Comerio, Prof. Andrew Whittaker, Dr. David Wald, Mr. Ramon Gilsanz, and Dr. Sissy Nikolaou. Read more

2015 EERI-NYNE Ghorka, Nepal Briefing

To access the official EERI-NYNE briefing on the past 2015 Ghorka, Nepal M7.6 Earthquake, please click on this link.

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