STEM Scholars Lecture: The Earthquake-Proof Home
Dr. Benjamin Fell, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Sacramento State, will deliver the first presentation of the fall 2013 STEM Public Lecture Series. His talk is titled "The Earthquake-Proof Home: Is It in Our Future?"
Dr. Fell will discuss his research on alternative seismic fortification for light-frame (residential) structures. Test results obtained at Sacramento State from full-scale planar wall specimens subjected to earthquake-type loading provide efficacy for this system. The 20 full-scale tests represent the first phase of a three-phase, multi-year, National Science Foundation project in collaboration with Stanford University
Event Information:This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit the Center for STEM Excellence website at: