The civil, architectural and environmental engineering department at
Missouri University of Science and Technology will host GeoMO 2008, a one-day
workshop on geotechnical earthquake engineering site response, from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, on campus.
The workshop fee is $125 and includes course notes, a luncheon and a
certificate for six hours of professional development.
“Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering – Site Response” is a short course that
will provide answers to questions that frequently arise in new or retrofit
engineering projects as it relates to site response. The theme of the
conference has become of more interest to the Midwest civil engineering
community due to the perceived earthquake risks and new code requirements
stemming from the region’s proximity to the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
The workshop will be held in the Havener Center, and will be led by Dr.
Steven L. Kramer, P.E., and Dr. Pedro Arduino. Kramer is a professor of civil
and environmental engineering at the University of Washington and author of the
textbook “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.” Arduino also is a professor of
civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington. Arduino
specializes in computational geomechanics.
GeoMO is sponsored by Missouri S&T’s University Transportation Center,
Missouri S&T’s department of civil, architectural and environmental
engineering, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Association of
Engineering Geologists in conjunction with Missouri S&T’s department of
distance and continuing education.
Dr. Ronaldo Luna, associate professor of civil, architectural and
environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, is the director of the
conference. For more information, call 573-341-6222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration information also is
available at http://geomo.mst.edu.