The USER (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Resilience) is a summer research programme at the University of Canterbury coordinated by Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE: The New Zealand Centre for Earthquake Resilience. The aim of the USER programme is to provide multi-disciplinary research opportunities for undergraduate students to become exposed to various aspects of earthquake resilience problems
This is a 10 week programme starting 15 Nov 2021 to 4 Feb 2022 with a break in the middle. You can expect the programme to begin with lectures and seminars about earthquake resilience to make sure all students have the same background knowledge and then transition into project based learning. You will have two staff mentors during the summer to help you with your research projects and create clear goals. All students are expected to work on at least one research project but can work on multiple depending on your time and skills.
If your application is successful, you will be attending seminars by researchers in the field of earthquake resilience and working on various programmes and projects with the aim of aiding research and communicating risk to the public.
Students accepted into the programme will be given a $5,000 tax free stipend over the 10-weeks.
If you have any specific questions, please email Brandy.Alger@canterbury.ac.nz
We look forward to receiving your application by 13 August 2021.