Project Number: 2019-138 (6 projects available)

Project Leader: Brendon Bradley, Chris McGann

Host Department: QuakeCoRE

Project Title: USER: Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Resilience

Project outline: USER is a summer research programme led by QuakeCoRE: The NZ Centre for Earthquake

Resilience (www.quakecore.nz) at the University of Canterbury. The aim of the USER

programme is to provide multi-disciplinary research opportunties for undergraduate (UG)

students to become exposed to various aspects of the earthquake resilience problem.

The programme is open to 6 UG students from science, engineering, social science, and

creative arts disciplines. We believe that two differentiating factors in our programme for

UG research is: (1) a large collection of students from a variety of different disciplinary

background who forge collaborations via a 'grand challenge' problem related to Earthquake

Resilience in New Zealand; and (2) students have access to the network of NZ's leading

researchers, who are members of QuakeCoRE, and who will collectively provide mentoring

to students as well as guest lectures and field trips. More information is available here: https://tinyurl.com/qcuser2018

Specific Requirements: none specified