SCEC Communication, Education and Outreach (CEO) Program
SCEC is a community of over 600 scientists, students, and staff from
56 institutions, in partnership with many other science, engineering,
education, and government organizations worldwide. To facilitate
applications of the knowledge and scientific products developed by
this large community, SCEC maintains a Communication, Education, and
Outreach (CEO) program with four long-term goals:
- Coordinate productive interactions among a diverse community
of SCEC scientists and with partners in science, engineering, risk
management, government, business, and education.
- Increase earthquake knowledge and science literacy at all
educational levels, including students and the general public.
- Improve earthquake hazard and risk assessments.
- Promote earthquake preparedness, mitigation, and planning for
response and recovery.
Short-term objectives are outlined below. Many of these objectives
present opportunities for members of the SCEC community to become
involved in CEO activities, which are for the most part coordinated
by CEO staff. These objectives set the programmatic milestones for
the Center's internal assessments, guide the development of research
results needed for effective education and outreach, and identify
priorities for information technology and other resources.
||Develop CEO five-year strategic plan
||Establish additional collaborations with partner organizations and pursue funding opportunities
||Represent the SCEC Community in partner organizations, science, engineering and education conferences, etc.
CEO Focus Area Objectives
SCEC Community Development and Resources:
||Increase diversity of SCEC leadership, scientists, and students
||Facilitate communication within the SCEC Community
||Increase utilization of products from individual research projects
||Develop innovative earth-science education resources
||Interest, involve and retain students in earthquake science
||Offer effective professional development for K-12 educators
||Provide useful general earthquake information
||Develop information for the Spanish-speaking community
||Facilitate effective media relations
||Promote SCEC activities
||Communicate SCEC results to the broader scientific community
||Develop useful products and activities for practicing professionals
||Support improved hazard and risk assessment by local government
||Promote effective mitigation techniques and seismic policies