The Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE) was a non-profit organization whose purpose was the advancement of earthquake engineering research, education, and implementation. CUREE provided administrative and management structure for efficiently and objectively coordinating academics and practicing engineers on many large and small-scale projects. This approach often proved to be more efficient and cost-effective than the comparable process of organizing and managing numerous subcontracts by a university sponsored projects office.
Originally incorporated in 1988 as the California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREe), it consisted of eight founding member universities which included:
- Calfornia Institute Technology
- Stanford University
- University of Calfornia, Berkeley
- University of Calfornia, Davis
- University of Calfornia, Irvine
- University of Calfornia, Los Angeles
- University of Calfornia, San Diego
- University of Southern Calfornia
By 2001, CUREe would evolve into a nationwide organization and change its name to CUREE, the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering. During this time the organization expanded to more than 25 University Members and include over 300 individual academic and professional practice members.
CUREE continued to provide a valuable service in issuing subcontracts to its members, while fostering partnerships with other engineering organizations and universities beyond its membership, both within the U.S. and abroad (including Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Japan, and New Zealand). This made CUREE the ideal choice in helping establish both the NSF-funded Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation and the UC Berkeley Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center.
Over its 25 year history, CUREE would remain true to its goal of advancing earthquake engineering research and engaging in outreach efforts to develop STEM-related educational resources to benefit both the public as well as the next generation of engineers.
Organizational Links• CUREE staff and associates
• Board of Directors
• Member Universities
• Past Presidents