Communication, Education and Outreach (CEO)
|Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)|
FEMA web page
|Joint Participation and Cooperation Agreements||
Funding to revise Tremor Troop curriculum
Funding to produce a public booklet on vulnerable buildings in LA
Involvement in FEMA-funded TriNet Outreach committee
Development of education program for FEMA-funded CUREe Woodframe project
EqIP (Earthquake Information Providers group) and EQNet (Webservice for EqIP) cooperative agreement and participation
1996 - Present: member, Post-Earthquake Technical Clearinghouse.
FEMA, USGS, NSF representatives advisors to steering committee, EqIP (Earthquake Information Providers group) and EQNet (Webservice for EqIP)
Meetings and Field Trips:
1994: SCEC Education director participated in the first national educational leadership institute for release of ""Seismic Sleuths"" earthquake education materials.
1995: SCEC Education director C. Abdouch conducted a three-day ""Seismic Sleuths"" workshop for 20 participants including middle and high school teachers, science education specialists from three museums, American Red Cross educators, education staff from State Office of Emergency Services and the LA Conservation Corps.
1997-2000: City of L.A. / SCEC / SEAOSC / Joint Task Force on Ground Motion effects on Vulnerable Buildings: FEMA funded SCEC to produce a public booklet on vulnerable structures. USGS Pasadena office scientist Sue Hough has written the text, based on information provided by the JTF.
1999: participated in FEMA National Mitigation Plan Strategy Meeting, WA, DC.
2000: SCEC CEO staff Andrews and Benthien, with intern A. Jordan, attended and participated in FEMA-sponsored Bay Area HAZUS Users Group (BAHUG) workshop.
|Print and Electronic Products and Services||2000: SCEC scientists and CEO staff are moving toward greater use and understanding of Hazards US (HAZUS), FEMA's earthquake loss estimation software program. SCEC is now considering launching activities to improve the scientific data and models that HAZUS uses in its calculations, and to promote the use of the tool to governments, corporations, and consultants by forming a southern California HAZUS users group.|
|PPP2000: Washington, DC, 1998 & 1999. Presentations on SCEC and USGS research efforts.|
Formal and Informal Education:
1993-1994: SCEC Outreach personnel (six members) aided in review of AGU and FEMA's "Seismic Sleuths" materials. FEMA provided a supplemental grant to cover the independent review of the materials, and development and field testing of a model for a training workshop to be used nationwide and by FEMA training institutions.
1995, 1996: FEMA funded the SCEC Global Science Classroom prototypes / exhibit development via SCEC Education, which contracted with Heads and Hands Edutainment, Inc. in Reno, NV. -SCEC Education and FEMA also partly funded creation of preview materials of two "SCEC Science Modules," educational units for students at secondary and undergraduate levels (these later became the SCEC Education Modules, which can be viewed on line at www.scec.org).
PPP2000: Washington, DC, 1998 & 1999. Presentations on SCEC and USGS research efforts.
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