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Italy | Day 1 – July 14th, 2019

Hi guys! Or should I begin with, Ciao ragazzi! I arrived at the Fumicino Airport at around 7 pm in Rome, Italy. I hope that my spanish and the few italian words I learned before coming are enough to get around the city. The airport is a little far from the city center so I…

Italy | Intro

2019 APESS – Asia-Pacific-Euro Summer School on Smart Structures Technology   Congratulations to Alejandro Palacio Betancur! He is a participant for the summer school in Sapienza University of Rome, which is hosting the APESS 2019 in Italy from 15th July to 3rd August 2019. APESS 2019 is an intensive three-week program of coursework, lectures, laboratory exercises,…

Thailand – Day 8: June 11th, 2019

  Hello my wonderful readers!    Today is my last day in Thailand. It is also proposal time. My group went second to present. The other presentations were great. So what is this PRECHECS framework we are proposing to be NSF funded? Keeping potentially impacted communities actively engaged in maintaining sufficient levels of preparedness over…

Thailand – Day 7: June 10th, 2019

  Hello my wonderful readers!    Now that we got to have a free day to relax and get to know this beautiful Thai culture, it is now time to work! We were given classrooms to work in at Chulalongkorn University. Before lunch, we were given a tour of their Material Testing Lab in their…

Thailand – Day 6: June 9th, 2019

Thailand- Day 6: June 9th, 2019   Hello my wonderful readers!   We are back in Bangkok ,but this time closer to the Chulalongkorn University Campus. Today is a cultural day! Extremely excited and have been waiting for this day for awhile. Today we will be going to the historical city of Ayutthaya. What is…

Thailand – Day 5: June 8th, 2019

Hello my wonderful readers! Today was day numero dos in Phuket, Thailand.  Throughout the morning, research groups met during breakfast to discuss details and progress in our NSF proposals. My group includes: Laura Rodriguez, a PhD student from the University of Connecticut and Achat, a Masters student from Chulalongkorn University here in Thailand. Our mentors…

Thailand – Day 4: June 7th, 2019

Hello my wonderful readers! Today on our first day in Phuket, we went to go visit disaster areas from the 12/26/2004 tsunami in Khao Lak, a local tsunami emergency shelter, and the tsunami museum.  A tsunami is a series of ocean waves that sends surges of water, sometimes reaching heights of over 100 feet (30.5…

Thailand- Day 3: June 6th, 2019

Hello my wonderful readers!   Second day of our PREEMPTIVE program and we started it off with lectures, first one given by by Dr. Claudia Marin from Howard University. Her lecture topic was “Advancing knowledge on protective systems towards seismic and tsunami resilience.”     Dr. Vicrom Panichacarn from Kasem Bundit University gave his lecture…

Thailand- Day 2: June 5th, 2019

Hello my wonderful readers! Today was the official first day of the PREEMPTIVE ASI program. Today was jam packed with extremely informative lectures, great coffee breaks (they gave us delicious Thai pastries to complement our coffee), and a welcome reception to end the day with. So let me tell you a little bit about the…

Thailand- Day 1: June 4th, 2019

Hello my wonderful readers! I arrived at around 11:00 pm in the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on June 3rd and later took a taxi over to the dormitory building at Kasem Bundit University on Romklao Campus (60 Romklao Road, Minburi, Bangkok 10510). We will be staying here until Thursday. My first FULL day in…

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