On Thursday September 29th, PEER will be hosting an all day Young Researcher Session (YRS) for 30 graduate students from PEER’s Core Institutions, Tongji University in China, and the Center of Urban Earthquake Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. The full day event will include both oral and poster presentations by the students, a tour of the facilities of seismic isolator manufacturer Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc. (EPS), and a networking dinner for all graduate student participants.
More information is now posted on the YRS web page.
PEER is pleased to announce that the 2011 PEER Annual Meeting program is now available!
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The Hotel Shattuck Plaza has reserved a block of rooms for attendees of the PEER Annual Meeting at a special rate of $149.00 per night plus tax. Both days of the 2011 PEER Annual Meeting technical program will be held at the hotel. The Hotel Shattuck Plaza is at the west side of the UC Berkeley Campus in downtown Berkeley, within steps of the downtown Berkeley BART station. This convenient all-in-one location should make it an easy hotel choice for those traveling from far distances.
Book your room from the Hotel Shattuck Plaza now by visiting their PEER Annual Meeting room booking web page!
You can also call the hotel directly at 510-845-7300 (or toll free 866-466-9199) to make your room booking but make sure to mention that you are a part of the PEER Annual Meeting group!
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
The hotel is located in the downtown Berkeley at the corner of Shattuck Ave and Allston Way, so it is easily accessible to both the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and the Oakland International Airport (OAK) via BART (subway trains) which stops within one block of the hotel at the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.
The application form is now open for graduate students who want to present a research poster at the 2011 PEER Annual Meeting. Apply now!
PEER will select graduate students to participate in the student poster session based on the applicants who apply before the August 15th deadline. Students will be selected based on their interest in attending the meeting, the space available at the venue (which will limit the number of posters possible), the amount of funding available to support accommodations for student presenters, and an effort to achieve diversity in the topics, projects and disciplines in the poster session. Preference will be given to students who are funded on PEER Projects, however students with funding outside of PEER will also be considered for acceptance into the poster session. Students from PEER’s Core Institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.
Students will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday August 24th. Accepted students will be required to attend both days of the meeting (Friday Sept 30 & Saturday Oct 1), and present their poster during the poster session on Friday evening. Students not accepted to present a poster, are still encouraged to attend the meeting, and can register at the Annual Meeting Registration page.
Accommodations (room and taxes only) for PEER students accepted into the poster session will be paid by PEER for the nights of Thursday September 29, Friday September 30, and Saturday October 1. PEER will make the reservation on behalf of the students and directly pay the hotel at the completion their stay. As is customary from previous PEER Annual Meetings, students will be required to share room. All attendees are responsible for their own incidental room charges such as telephone, room service, movies or other miscellaneous items.
A young researcher symposium may also be organized on Thursday September 29. Students accepted into the poster session may also be selected to attend this event. Additional accommodation may be made by PEER at the conference hotel for Wednesday September 28 if needed by the selected participants.
PEER is pleased to announce that the 2011 PEER Annual Meeting has been scheduled and registration is now open! The meeting will be held on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1, 2011 at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in downtown Berkeley, California.
Please mark the date on your calendar and considering registering for the meeting today! The meeting registration deadline is August 30, 2011.