March 06, 2013
Applicants Sought for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 2013
The 10-week-long REU program offers two undergraduate students a unique research opportunity and lab experience at Cornell University.
This is a paid summer internship.
NEESR-CR: Earthquake Response and Rehabilitation of Critical Lifelines
Tom O’Rourke, Cornell University
Andre Filiatrault, University at Buffalo
This research will transform the seismic mitigation of lifelines by:
1) Qualifying in situ lining technology to retrofit existing underground infrastructure
2) Developing fundamental understanding and analytical capabilities for the in situ reinforcement of lifelines
3) Combining full-scale experimental validation and computational simulation in design and construction guidelines
4) Developing undergraduate classroom projects related to seismic vulnerability and design of lifelines
5) Delivering short courses for industry and students, with web-based lectures, seminars, and notes.
The research will correct a critical deficiency in current practice, namely the lack of verification of in situ pipe lining technologies for seismic retrofitting.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $4,800.
The REU student will be integrated into the project research team and will participate in all project-related activities.
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident (NSF regulation)
- Sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate (for upcoming Fall 2013) in good academic standing
Application deadline: March 25, 2013
Application review: Begins March 27, 2013
REU program: June 3 – August 10, 2013
To apply, contact:
Sofia Tangalos, MCEER
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 716-645-1157