On November 20, the NY Northeast chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) organized a trip to New York City for students from SUNY Buffalo. GMS was pleased to host the group at our office for an afternoon of insights into the structural engineering profession, innovative project case studies, and a session of “speed interviews” to help these students hone in on their career options.
The two-day excursion was organized in collaboration with Mueser Rutledge and also included a tour of the United States Tennis Association in Flushing, Queens, and the World Trade Center Memorial in Manhattan.
The NY-NE chapter of EERI seeks to reduce earthquake risk in the Northeast U.S. by creating an interdisciplinary organization in which relationships are built and information is shared, by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering in the northeast, by improving 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.
The service area for the NY-NE chapter is the area within an approximately 2 hr commute from the City of New York, including southern New York State, Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania.