Fischer Receives AISC Early Career Faculty Award

September 14, 2021

The American Institute of Steel Construction has awarded the 2021 Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Award to Erica Fischer, PE, PhD, Assistant Professor at Oregon State University. The Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Award provides recognition to faculty who demonstrate promise in the areas of structural steel research, teaching, and other contributions to the structural steel industry. Professor Fischer is a PEER-funded researcher and recently presented at the PEER Researchers’ Workshop in August 2021.

Fischer’s research focuses on the performance of structures subjected to hazards, as well as the co-benefits of buildings designed for multi-hazards. The research can demonstrate how the inherent properties of steel-frame buildings (ductility, robustness, sustainability) can contribute to improving the resilience, adaptability, and long-term sustainability of communities, thus promoting the use of structural steel.

Read more from AISC and see a video of Fischer discussing her research.