ASUN Department of Legislative Affairs Open Positions

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The Department of Legislative Affairs in ASUN is looking for a Projects Coordinator and Policy Analyst for this following school year. If a student is interested, please have them apply here: https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external. More information about the job position is available at that link as well.

Theta Tau Professional Event-tonight

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Theta Tau welcomes professional engineers Kyle Rassuchine and VJ Jayaraman to speak on their undergraduate experiences compared to their professional experiences. There will also be discussion on the importance of networking. The lecture will be in WRB 2020 on Thursday, May 3 at 7:00pm.

Final Structures/Geotechnical Seminar, Friday, May 4, 2018, 12 to 1 in SEM 344

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CEE 750 Graduate Seminar: Structures/Geotechnical

Evaluation of lower damage concepts for enhanced reparabilityof reinforced concrete walls
Stephen W. Blount,MS Candidate, University of Nevada, Reno

May 4, 2018
Friday 12 to 1 pm, SEM 344
Open to all students

As a consequence of recent earthquakes in New Zealand, many concrete buildings have been demolished due to structural damage. Researchers have assessed the unsatisfactory performance of concrete walls and improved current design standards to result in a more ductile response. However, despite meeting the current performance objectives of the design standards, reinforced concrete walls may still require extensive or costly post-earthquake repairs. The objective of this project was to develop simple modifications to conventional reinforced concrete walls to increase their repairability. Four modified walls were constructed and subjected to cyclic lateral loading until failure, and compared to a previously tested conventional ductile reinforced concrete benchmark wall that failed at
2.5% drift. The modifications considered included debonding of reinforcement at the wall base, substituting fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) for conventional concrete, and substituting engineered cementitious composite (ECC) for conventional concrete in the ends of the plastic hinge region (applied in two walls). Debonding delayed vertical reinforcement buckling, but failure occurred shortly thereafter (2.5% drift) due to constricted movement of the buckled bars within the debonding sleeves. The FRC and both ECC walls had increased crack propagation up to a drift demand of 0.5%, but then the cracks localized to a single dominant crack and the walls failed at lower drifts (about 1.5%) than the benchmark wall.

IEEE Banquet ~ May 7th in HREL 109 from 5pm to 8pm

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All Graduating Electrical Engineers Welcome!

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers End of Year Banquet

*Annual Spring banquet recognizing outgoing & incoming seniors, senior capstone projects & outstanding professors

May 7th in HREL 109 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

FREE prizes and giveaways

Engineer Fair Volunteers needed – May 9th

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The coordinator for our MESA program, Rebecca Fisher, is looking for help with an Engineering Fair she is running on May 9th at Dilworth Middle School in Sparks. This does occur during UNR’s Prep Day.  You would staff a table and tell them about your major in engineering and run a short demo.  The time of the event is from 7:15am – 11:30am.

She is looking for students of all majors. There is a need for 2 students per major, so this will be a first come first serve volunteer opportunity. Registration will be on the UNR Give Pulse webpage: https://unr.givepulse.com/event/74782-Dilworth-Middle-School-Engineer-Fair

Please Rebecca at rnfisher@unr.edu if have any questions.

Free Workshop: Speed Reading 101

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Speed Reading 101

Speed-reading workshops for UNR students to help them read their textbooks more effectively.

This workshop is free to all UNR students.

Register here:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/3618645985773016322?source=UNR

Because class space is limited, we are asking that students RSVP through the link above.

ANS General Assembly Meeting~ 5/7 in DMS 102 at 7 PM

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American Nuclear Society General Assembly Meeting: Graduate and Undergraduate Section Officer Elections

Monday, May 7th in DMS 102 at 7 pm

FREE Pizza and beverages

Educational outreach,  Talks on advanced nuclear technology, careers and energy and the environment,  Trips to nuclear energy related sites

Get involved! The UNR American Nuclear Society needs you to help us grow and thrive. The society promotes the peaceful use and study of nuclear science, engineering and technology to improve the lives of people in the United States and around the world. The chapter is open to all majors and focuses on multi- and interdisciplinary science and engineering.

Officer positions for graduate and undergraduate students open for the coming year! Email nevadanuclear@gmail.com for information on running for a position. Come vote for a new cabinet and find out how to get more involved in the society.


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