JAMA Gives Back to USC / EERI Students

With a long teaching, employee, and project history with the University of Southern California, JAMA was pleased to donate to the University’s Student Chapter of EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute) in support of their 2017 Seismic Design Competition entry. Entries from dozens of national and international engineering schools included a high-rise designed in collaboration with other student architects and building disciplines. The eventual balsa wood model will subjected to three ground motion accelerations, representing different return period earthquakes. The team whose building best survives, wins. Go Trojans!