Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

EAS Staff, Students, and Faculty Participate in ShakeOut Drill

October 21, 2010

On October 21, 2010, the EAS division participated in the Caltech ShakeOut drill. A key element of the success was the Building Assessment Teams (BATs). These teams consist of graduate students trained to assess the outside of buildings for structural damage in the event of an emergency, and label buildings with: safe, caution, or closed. They perform an important building triage function for the Institute in the case of a major earthquake.  Thank you to all who participate in the ShakeOut. Photo shows one of the BATs.