Events and Seminars
John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture Series
This lecture series is presented by the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, which encourages the advancement of earthquake engineering research and education at Stanford. The center was established in 1974 by a donation from John A. Blume, often called the "father of earthquake engineering."
Dr. Blume is a world-renowned structural engineer who dedicated his professional life to the advancement of structural engineering. His extraordinary career spanned more than fifty years, and in recognition of his pioneering contributions to research and professional achievements, he received numerous medals and awards. He received his doctorate in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford in 1967 -- 34 years to the day after receiving his bachelor's degree on campus. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Blume was a three-time winner of the Leon S. Moisseiff Annual Award.
The John A. Blume Distinguished Lecture is given once a year by a structural engineer whose career best exemplifies Dr. Blume’s outstanding achievements.
Shah Family Fund Lecture Series
The Shah Family Fund was established in 1995 to provide annual fellowships for students in civil engineering; an annual prize for an outstanding staff member in the School of Engineering; and an annual distinguished lecture on catastrophic risk management and related subjects.
The fund is named for Haresh Shah, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Shah, an expert on probability and reliability theory, also is a founding member of Risk Management Solutions Inc. in Newark, Calif.
Alumni and Affiliates Meetings
The Third US-China Tall Buildings Symposium
Organized by Stanford University with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and the China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB), the 3rd US-China Tall Buildings Symposium covered topics relevant to the current challenges and opportunities faced by tall building planning, design, and construction, including urban growth, structural resilience, and environmental sustainability.