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STEM Scholars Lecture: The Earthquake-Proof Home
Event Type:
Lecture
Location:
University Union Redwood Room
 
Thursday, September 26, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Alumni Center,Departmental Lectures and Symposia,Research and Scholarship,STEM
Contact:
Sharon Puricelli
Title Url:http://www.csus.edu/stem/STEM%20Lecture%20Series/Current%20Lecture.html

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:
www.csus.edu/stem
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