In light of the recent disasters which have claimed so many lives and destroyed so much property, it is essential that engineers become aware of the increasing threats of natural hazards and techniques to mitigate them. While research at the University of Notre Dame focuses in many of these areas, a vast majority of the undergraduate population is unaware of such efforts. Thus, EERI@UND was established to provide the next generation of practicing engineers with a venue to discuss the latest developments in the areas of Earthquake Engineering to better prepare them for the challenges which will await them in their careers.
Awareness, however, should not be limited solely to engineers as earthquakes affect every aspect of human life. Thus EERI@UND will also extend its mission to educate and increase awareness of natural disasters and mitigation techniques across this campus and the wider community.
Our parent organization, EERI, is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to reducing earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering by improving the understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and by advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes.