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Conferences & Symposia : NEES Consortium - First Annual Meeting

Members of NEES Consortium, Inc. during the plenary session.


WEDNESDAY - MAY 21, 2003
7:45-8:45 am Continental Breakfast & Registration: Pick up binder and NEES polo shirt
8:45-9:00 Welcome, Expected Outcomes of Meeting and Agenda Overview: Ian Buckle, NEES Consortium, President
9:00-9:10 Resolution of Support from Interim NEES Consortium Board of Directors: Bob Reitherman, Interim NEES Consortium President
9:10-9:20 Welcome from NSF: Joy Pauschke, NSF Program Director for NEES
9:20-10:00 NSF Expectations for NEES: Galip Ulsoy, Director, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems, NSF
10:00-10:30 Keynote Address: Marta Macias Brown, President, Brown Foundation
10:30–11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 On the Startup of a New and Unique Entity: Andrew Neitlich, NEES Consortium development management consultant
11:30 am –
12:30 pm
Overview of NEES Committee and Organizational Structure and Update on Current State of the Organization: Bob Nigbor, Univ. of Southern California, NEES Consortium Development Co-PI
12:30-1:30 Lunch; Luncheon Speaker: Thomas O’Rourke, EERI President, “Update on NEHRP”
1:30-1:50 NRC Report on a Long-Term Research Agenda for NEES: Richard Little, NRC
1:50-2:15 EERI Research Plan: Gregory Fenves, UC Berkeley
2:15-2:45 NEES Grand Challenge Research: Steven McCabe, Program Manager, NSF
2:45-3:15 Perspectives on Developing Collaborative Research Proposals:
  1. Perspectives on Developing Collaborative Research Proposals - Roberto Leon, Georgia Tech.
  2. Collaboration: Moderate Scale - Catherine French, Univ. of Minnesota
  3. Lessons Learned from Preparing Multi-Site Proposals - Sharon Wood, Univ. of Texas at Austin
  4. NEES Challenge - Collaboration between a Small Program and a NEES Site - M "Saiid" Saiidi, Univ. of Nevada-Reno
3:15-6:00 NEES “Science Fair”: Introduced by Sharon Wood, University of Texas –Austin and NEES Consortium Development Co-PI. Each NEES Equipment Site and NEES System Integrator has a “station” to discuss/demonstrate capabilities. Refreshments served.
6:00-7:00 Reception (light hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar)

THURSDAY - MAY 22, 2003
7:30-8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:15 Welcome and Agenda for Day 2: Ian Buckle, NEES Consortium, President
8:15–8:30 Overview of NEES Equipment Sites: Roberto Leon, Georgia Institute of Technology
8:30-9:30 Breakout Session #1 – What are our NEES Facilities? (5 concurrent sessions) Focus on the “Tools” portion of NSF’s strategic plan components: “People, Ideas, and Tools”)
  1. Field Testing/Tsunami Wave Basin: Philip Liu, Moderator; panelists Les Youd, John Wallace, Solomon Yim, Kenneth Stokoe II
  2. Centrifuge and Large-Scale Geotechnical Laboratory Testing: Michael Sharp, Moderator; panelists Bruce Kutter, Ricardo Dobry, Tom O’Rourke
  3. Large-Scale Structural Testing: Roberto Leon, Moderator; panelists James Ricles, Cathy French, Amr Elnashai, P. Benson Shing, Jack Moehle; (note that the U. of Buffalo Large-Scale Equip. Site is included under the next category)
  4. Shake Tables: Helmut Krawinkler, Moderator; panelists Ian Buckle, André Filiatrault, Michel Bruneau
  5. System Integration: Anke Kamrath, Moderator; Cristina Beldica, Danny Powell, and Daniel Reed, NEES System Integration Project
9:30-10:00 Plenary session reports by breakout moderators
10:00-10:20 What Are Our NEES Grand Challenge Research Opportunities? Introduction: Steve Mahin, UC Berkeley and NEES Consortium Development Co-PI. This presentation relates the “Tools” presented earlier to the “People and Ideas” components of NSF’s strategic plan.
10:20-10:50 Break
10:50-noon Breakout Session #2 – What general types of NEES research would make the biggest difference addressing cross-cutting issues in the earthquake engineering field?
(3 concurrent sessions; each session is multi-disciplinary)
  1. Buildings: Chris Poland, Degenkolb Engineers; Moderator
  2. Bridges: Ronald Mayes, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger, Moderator
  3. Lifelines: Amar Chaker, CERF, Moderator
12 -12:30 pm Plenary session reports by breakout moderators
12:30-1:45 Lunch, including group photo of with NEES shirts. Luncheon Speaker: David Simpson, President, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
1:45-2:00 Charges to Committees: Ian Buckle, NEES Consortium, Inc. President
2:00-3:30 NEES Consortium Committee Meetings: Attendees should choose one to attend
  1. Equipment Site Operations & Shared Use
  2. Data Sharing
  3. Information Technology
  4. Education, Outreach, and Training
3:30–4:15 Community Input: Discussion and audience polling: What services do the members want from the Consortium? Evaluation of this meeting; preferences for future meetings.
4:15-4:30 Closing: Ian Buckle, NEES Consortium, President

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