What are the SLC and the PSA?
The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a group of students who act as liason between the PEER center and the students involved with the center. The council was formed in May 1999 and is composed of representatives from all of the main PEER campuses. In an effort to be more inclusive of the students involved with the PEER center as a whole, the PEER Student Association (PSA) was formed and potentially includes not only student researchers, but any students who are interested in earthquake engineering and want to be involved with the center. Exciting programs are being developed both independently and in conjunction with the PEER education committee. These programs include beta testing of web courses currently under development, outreach to both undergrad and graduate students to inform them of the many programs available beyond traditional research, a new column in the quarterly newsletter and extending distribution of the newsletter to include students, an annual student day at the annual meeting designed for interaction and networking between students, and many others.
The SLC is composed of officers and representatives from each of the primary institutions involved with the PEER center, as well as the associate schools. The duties of the SLC representatives are outlined in the bylaws of the group.