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Farzad Naeim to be Awarded the 2017 Bruce A. Bolt Medal

Photo of 2017 Bruce Bolt Medal Winner Farzad Naeim
Farzad Naeim (M. EERI, 1983), President of Farzad Naeim, Inc. and Adjunct Professor of Engineering at University of California, Irvine, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Bruce A. Bolt Medal. He is recognized for more than three decades of contributions to earthquake engineering, technology and public policy through projects like his ongoing work with the City of Los Angeles to develop regulations for the design and construction of very tall buildings. He also demonstrates extraordinary leadership transferring knowledge into practice to improve seismic safety. 

Explore California Tectonics with AWG, Tanya Atwater and Art Sylvester

Aerial view of the San Andreas Fault
The Association for Women Geoscientists announced that their 2017 field trip will explore California tectonics lead by pioneer of west coast plate tectonics, Tanya Atwater, and accompanied the first few days by Art Sylvester, co-author of Roadside Geology of Southern California (2016). The trip will run from September 23-29, 2017, and will crisscross the San Andreas fault including the intersection of the San Andreas Fault and the Garlock Fault, the Buena Vista Natural History Museum, Carrizo Plain, the Parkfield area, Pinnacles National Park, and the Calaveras Fault at Hollister. Details about accommodation and pricing can be found here.

ESW contest winner buys LOTS of classroom materials with award

How would you spend 500 dollars on your classroom?
When Kolby Noble, a 4th/5th grade teacher in Deal Island, Maryland, received a $500 award for her class's top submission to the One Shared Place Video Contest, she went shopping for her classroom and followed up with Ed Robeck, our Director of Education and Outreach. She purchased a *LOT* of stuff! From Kolby: "I really enjoyed being able to get so much, it was better than shopping for clothes!" Click "Read more" to see what Kolby purchased with her award money and keep an eye out for the 2017 One Shared Place Video Contest. We'd love to see how you use your award!