EERI Seismic Design Competition

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2024 EERI annual meeting in Seattle

The University of Memphis' Earthquake Engineering and Research Institute (EERI) student chapter is excitedly preparing to travel to Seattle, Washington this April to attend the EERI annual meeting. At this conference, the group will present a balsa wood model of a high rise building that they have built as part of their participation in the undergraduate seismic design competition. The university has sent a team to compete in this global engineering competition every year for over a decade and has a large group of students who are eager to keep this proud tradition alive. Last year, the team finished 17th overall and received and honorable mention award for best seismic performance! This year, we hope to learn from our previous experience and improve upon this final result. Along with participating in the competition, team members will also get the chance to network with professionals in the field and truly explore their passions for earthquake engineering. Donations to this campaign will help to offset the costs of conference registration, airfare, and hotels and will allow us to provide as many students as possible with this valuable professional development opportunity. 

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$5

Tiger Level

Base level donation that students can give. Every little bit helps!

$25

Aftershock level

Aftershocks are smaller earthquakes that occur in the days that follow a large seismic event. They often do a surprising amount of damage since structures in the region are already weakened. Like aftershocks, donations at this level can have a surprising impact.

$50

Body wave level

Body waves travel below the earths surface at high speeds. Although they do not create much damage, body waves always come before the more destructive surface waves. Like body waves, this donation level will help our campaign to build momentum.

$100

Surface wave level

The most destructive type of seismic wave, surface waves have high amplitudes and travel near the earth's surface. Like surface waves, this donation level will have the highest impact.

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