- 18 Annual Austin Earth Science Week Career Day (October, 2017)
It was a great day with almost 350 middle-school students. As a part of this big event, the mentors introduced the kids to earthquake engineering with shake table and soil liquefaction demonstrations. The kids also visited the NHERI@UTexas facility which houses large, one-of-a-kind shaker trucks. The mentors introduced them how the VibroSeis trucks are used to study the seismic performance of soils, foundations, and structures world-wide.
- Shake Table Competition for St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Students (March, 2017)
Many high-school students built different types of buildings with different structural systems for a shake table competition. This program is led by Dr. Clayton, and the mentors and referees for this program were Dr. Clayton, Farid, and Ghassam. They managed the whole event and evaluated the performance of the constructed buildings. The mentors also introduced the students to natural hazards engineering.
- Full-scale corbel test at FSEL (November, 2016)
This event is a part of a project that was done under supervision of Prof. Bayrak. In this project, three full-scale corbel specimens were designed, fabricated, and tested at the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory of The University of Texas at Austin.
- The 2016 Structural Engineering Education Reunion (STEER)