In a September meeting at the University of Washington, the PEER Student Leadership Council (SLC) proposed the establishment of the PEER Student Association (PSA). The proposal became effective in November. The PSA is open to any student in earthquake engineering or related fields. The primary goals of the PSA are to encourage interdisciplinary and cross-university understanding and communication and to provide a way for students to keep updated on PEER Center activities. The SLC, the governing and organizing body of the PSA, acts as the direct contact between the PSA and the PEER Center to bring student concerns and ideas to the center's leadership.
During the September meeting, the objectives and roles of the SLC were defined. Three programs were chosen for immediate implementation by the SLC:
|UCD||Christina Curras, Mentoring Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|UCI||Charley Hamilton,Outreach Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|UCSD||Lelli Hose, Newsletter Coordinatoremail@example.com|
The student webpage, currently under construction, is accessible at http://peer.berkeley.edu/students.
The student discussion forum can be directly accessed at the preceding website and at http://www.delphi.com/PEERstudents. Interested students need to set up an account. The password to get into the forum is pacific, where a variety of discussions are ongoing or can be initiated.
Please note: The PEER Center has limited information on the students involved with the center. An email address is currently being set up for the student leadership council. The email address for students involved in PEER research or programs is firstname.lastname@example.org.