Nepal’s “harsh geography” will make the rescue and humanitarian aid efforts in response to the devastating earthquake rather challenging, but technology and social media are improving the efficiency of these efforts, says Northeastern associate professor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-scale networks.
A traveling exhibit on how Japan’s architectural community responded to the Great East Japan Earthquake is at Northeastern, the sole U.S. stop on a global tour.
Matthias Ruth, a Northeastern professor of public policy and engineering, and an international team of scholars studied how the response to a 2009 earthquake in Italy can guide future city-planning efforts.
Professor Jerome Hajjar, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, assesses yesterday’s earthquake and how buildings in older cities, such as Boston, are equipped to resist such events.
A summer science camp at Northeastern gives middle-school students creative ways to understand the foundational concepts that govern technology and engineering.
Student-researchers have created a roving robot named WiLU that may be able to locate and rescue victims of natural disasters.
Following last month’s severe earthquake, Japan has endured two strong aftershocks in less than a week, knocking out power in some areas and undoubtedly intensifying the anxieties of residents. Here, Hortensia Amaro, Distinguished Professor and associate dean in Bouvé College of Health Sciences, discusses the role post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be playing in the lives of the Japanese people today.
Members of the Northeastern community come together to support the people of Japan
On Friday, a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeast coast, causing widespread destruction and thousands of deaths. It was one of the world’s largest quakes of the last century. Jerome Hajjar, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, studies earthquakes as a structural engineer. Here, he assesses the impact of this quake and the field of earthquake engineering.