Gary Searer(1987 PGSS, 1986 PGSAS)
University of Delaware, Bachelors of Civil Engineering, Cornell,
Master of Science, Civil Engineering
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Current Position: Unit Manager and Associate Principal
DuPont Scholarship (University of Delaware)
National Science Foundation Fellowship (Cornell University)
Published over 40 papers on earthquake and structural engineering including:
Searer G, Freeman S, Paret T (2007) Does it make sense from engineering and economic perspectives to design for a 2475-year
earthquake? Special Paper 425: Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues: Vol. 425, No. 0 pp. 353–361
Design drift requirements for long-period structures GR Searer, SA Freeman – 213th world conference on earthquake engineering, 2004
Does it make sense from engineering and economic perspectives to design for a 2475-year earthquake?
GR Searer, SA Freeman, TF Paret – SPECIAL PAPERS-GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 2007
Impact of the Reliability/Redundancy Factor on Design GR Searer, SA Freeman – Seventh US National Conference on Earthquake
The School for the Agricultural Sciences introduced me to nuclear chemistry, economics, and the fundamentals of scientific research. The School for the Sciences introduced me to advanced physics, mathematics, chemistry, and computer science. During one memorable lecture, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper talked to us about her historic work on the first computers (including finding a moth in a computer – from whence the term ―debugging‖ comes from, and describing in a comprehensible manner just how far light can travel in a nanosecond).