EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Interactive Project Web Site - A diverse audience will be engaged in the project through worldwide dissemination of project information (device development, methods of analysis, numerical simulations and experimental results, etc.) via web sites that will be created by the project team. Research and educational activities will be integrated and targeted toward pre-college students, university students, and practicing professionals.
Web-based experiments - While the execution of the numerical and physical experiments will be common for all grade-level tutorials, experiments will serve different learning purposes according to each participant's level (e.g., grades K-6-simple observation; grades 7-12-comparison of models and experiments; undergraduate-data processing and modeling; graduate-system identification and control; practitioners-detailed design examples). The web-based simulation and learning environment will build upon an existing framework.
Multi-Campus Graduate Course and Web-based Distance Learning - In parallel with the development of web-based tools, a multi-campus online course on the principles and applications of seismic protection systems will be developed with some focus given to large-scale testing via the NEES program.
Through the leadership of Attard, this project will develop a fourth component to the Engineering Pathways program. The NEESR-NextGen program (Next Generation ASD devices and Next Generation Engineering Graduates) will be developed and managed. Its objectives are defined within four modules: