Frost elected to board of the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering

Monday, November 24, 2014

Professor David Frost taking field measurements in Japan following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. (Photo Courtesy of David Frost.)

Members of the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE) have elected David Frost to the group’s board of directors.

Frost, a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is one of two new members of the board. Consortium officials confirmed the election results Nov. 20.

Frost said he hopes to help lead the earthquake engineering community through a time of transition, as the National Science Foundation (NSF) shifts its funding and research in the area.

“While this can be a time of challenge for the earthquake engineering community, it is most definitely a time of great opportunity as individuals and entities approach the transition with new motivation and ideas,” Frost said. “Although these NSF-supported activities are morphing, the momentum of the earthquake engineering community is much more extensive and the role of long-established entities such as CUREE will be central to ensuring that an even stronger community emerges to address earthquake challenges in the future.”

CUREE is a nonprofit that represents the interests and capabilities of engineering faculty members and programs across the country, according to its website. The group works to develop projects that engage those capabilities in solving major earthquake-related problems.