The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators.
The EERI Berkeley Student Chapter is one of many student chapters working on expanding the EERI vision to students and the community.
The EERI Berkeley Student Chapter is promoting earthquake engineering research and devotes to improving the communities understanding of the impacts of earthquakes society.
The EERI Berkeley Student Chapter is promoting students education regarding earthquake risk reduction through organized seminars with various invited lecturers from the fields of earthquake engineering, including professionals and researchers.
The chapter promotes minimizing the gap between the community’s understanding of the impacts of earthquakes and the profession assumptions on the acceptable losses after a seismic event. This is done through community outreach programs for children and the general population.
The Chapter is also proud to include the undergraduate seismic design competition group that represents UC Berkeley in the annual EERI seismic design competition.