Established in the spring of 2009, EERI-SJSU, has begun a string of events linking students to research, and the chance to learn about earthquake engineering. With renowned guest lecturers, tours of research facilities and fault sites, and the support of both aspiring and professional engineers, our organization has become respected for its ability to provide opportunity for those seeking it.

Seismic Design Competition – September 10, 2009 – UPDATE

This year SJSU is poised to take first place! We need everyone’s help. This year we have participation from different majors (ME, EE, CE etc..). That’s exactly what we need to bring fresh and innovative ideas to the table. Officer elections will be held from the 16th to the 20th, so everyone has an opportunity to be captain or any other position they are committed to. The competition is in early February 2010.

Next Meeting:
When: September 16, 2009
Where: Engineering room 150

SDC Video Update – September 10, 2009

Briefing on the Abruzzo, Italy (L’Aquila) Earthquake – June 24, 2009

EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes Program presents a 2-hour briefing on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, from members of the EERI/GEER/ATC/PEER Reconnaissance team. The briefing will take place from 4 pm to 6 pm; parking and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This event is co-sponsored by the EERI Southern California Chapter and the EERI-SCEC Student Chapter at USC.

Hayward Fault Field Trip – April 26, 2009

Nan Shostak, professor of geology at San Jose State, gave a tour of the Hayward Fault. The tour started in Fremont at the Arroyo Aqua Caliente Park and ended at the Fremont BART station. Professor Shostak showed the members how to spot evidence of tectonic shifts and where the fault has had an impact on the surrounding landscape.

Lunch and Learn – William T. Holmes – Rutherford & Chekene – April 21, 2009

William T. Holmes executive principal of Rutherford & Chekene provided a lunch and learn session on Tuesday 4/21 at 12:00 pm. He discussed the FEMA 547 code “Techniques for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings” that Rutherford & Chekene produced. He provided free code books for those who attended.

SJSU EERI Visits Berkely Richmond Field Station Seismic Lab – April 11, 2009

We visited the Berkeley-Richmond Earthquake Test Facility on 4/10/09. Tour was graciously given by Wes Neighbour.