Threats from natural (earthquakes, tsunamis, large-scale flooding) and anthropogenic disasters (terrorism, structural failure resulting from improper engineering or improper maintenance) are both considered in engineering risk assessment. Add political, social, and fiscal pressures to the equation and you could have... a BIG mess.
How can you prevent potentially disastrous effects of THE BIG ONE if you don't know when, where, or how it will hit or even what IT will be? Expert scientists -- Cal Poly faculty, students, and alumnus -- lead us through what it's like to scientifically prepare for THE BIG ONE. Join the Conversation!
You're invited to informal and interactive conversations around science!
Cal Poly Science Cafe at Kennedy Library is an informal speaker series that explores scientific topics with an expert (or two). Hear stories, see demos, ask questions and otherwise experience science from a whole systems perspective.