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Far From Home, REU Students Contribute to Earthquake Research


August 26, 2011

An REU Supplement to San Jose State University (PI Thalia Anagnos) piloted an earthquake engineering REU in New Zealand.  Researchers at San Jose State collaborated with the Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences (PRIME) program to build on their cultural awareness element and then added a few bits of their own.  The pilot program afforded REU students the opportunity to be part of a unique international summer investigating earthquakes in locations that are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

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