List of Outreach Activities


BEAM Grand Challenge 2011

May, 2011in conjunction with the UB-School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), UB-NEES led and participated in a major event at the annual BEAM competition targeting Western New York High School minority students. This year, approximately 90 local high school minority students participated, representing ~14 local high schools. This UB-BEAM event involves all of the engineering departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Civil, Aero-Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Bio, Computer Engineering, etc…) each establishing a discipline specific venue challenging students to complete an engineering task and answer engineering technical and trivia questions related to the specific engineering venue.
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Congresswoman Kathy Hochul Visits the UB-NEES Laboratory

Tuesday, June 28, 2011: newly elected Congresswoman Kathy Hochul visited and toured the UB-NEES laboratory, escorted by UB President Satish Tripathy. Her visit with President Tripathy was hosted in relation to UB’s 2020 program. This visit has afforded UB-NEES with some initial visibility, at the federal congressional level with more anticipated during future visits, as Congresswoman Hochul indicated.

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SEESL YouTube  

SEESL/NEES@Buffalo YouTube Channel

Thursday, May 20, 2010: A SEESL/NEES@Buffalo YouTube Channel has been created where you will be able to see videos and news coeverage of some the tests done here.

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Instrumentation Society of America (ISA)

On Thursday, January 8th 2009, 24-members of the regional chapter of the "Instrumentation Society of America" (ISA) attended a presentation and tour of the UB-NEES/SEESL facility. Ms. Jenine Trzewieczynski UB's School of Engineering Assistant Director of Development attended the session to express the school's gratitude for a $500.00 scholarship just granted to the school by ISA.


Hutch Tech  

Hutchinson Central Technical High School

On December 4th 2008, approximately 40 minority students from the Hutchinson Central Technical High School visited UB-NEES/SEESL for a presentation and facility tour to learn about earthquake engineering and career opportunities. The attending school councilors expressed their appreciation as the experience reinforced what the students were learning in the classroom and opening their eyes and minds to possible areas of endeavor.


ECC Team  

A Unique Educational Experience for Community College Students in the Engineering and Construction of Woodframe Structures for Seismic Performance
During phases 4 and 6 of construction of the NEESWood project, in July and August 2006 respectively, twenty-four (24) students from the SUNY-ECC “Construction Management Engineering Technology (CMET), Civil Engineering Technology and Building Management/Building Trades Programs,” organized in three (3) groups, were responsible for the installation of the gypsum wall board on the interior walls (perimeter-phase 3; interior & ceiling phase-4) of the 2-story townhouse.
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Dave and Chuck at Hamburg Middle School  

Thursday, May 18th, 2006:

Two UB Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) undergraduate students, Dave Keller and Charles Ekiert, visited Hamburg Middle School in Hamburg, NY to discuss earthquake engineering, after a brief overview of civil engineering, to over 250 sixth graders. The visit was coordinated by 6th grade science teacher Sherry Pfohl, who approached Dave with the idea at a CSEE open house this past semester.

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Shake And Quake  

Shake and Quake

On Monday, February 14th, 2005 in a joint outreach initiative hosted by UB-NEES and MCEER, third graders from the Sheridan Hill Elementary School located in Clarence, New York were assigned a class project requiring them to build structures using only the following materials: 100 popsicle sticks, a container of Elmer's glue, a roll of dental floss and a masonry brick. Following a basic tutorial on earthquakes and structures, the class was divided into five "construction" teams tasked with constructing their earthquake resistant structures using only these materials.


SEESL - Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory
212 Ketter Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
phone. +1(716)645-3019       fax. +1(716)645-3733