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.

Guillermo Diaz-Fanas (M. EERI 2015, EERI-NYNE Board of Directors) continued the conversation and encouraged the attendees to establish an EERI student chapter in Manhattan College student, emphasizing on the importance of advocating for earthquake risk reduction and connecting it to current events in Mexico City.

Dr. Ezra Jampole (M. EERI 2012, Academic Liaison of EERI-NYNE) introduced the Seismic Design Competition and Student Leadership Council to the students and highlighted benefits from having a student chapter.

The visit closed positively, setting goals towards establishing the Student Chapter early in 2018 and potentially applying to compete in the SDC of the 11NCEE !