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Projects : Electronic Encyclopedia of Earthquakes (E3)

Project Organization and Management

The figure below shows the E3 project organization chart. SCEC will be the grant recipient, with Thomas H, Jordan, Director-Designate of SCEC as Principal Investigator and Editor-in-Chief. Mark Benthien, SCEC Associate Director for Outreach, will serve as Managing Editor for SCEC. Robert Reitherman, Executive Director of CUREE, will be co-Principal Investigator and Managing Editor for CUREE. David Simpson, President of IRIS, will be co-Principal Investigator, and the next Education and Outreach Director for IRIS (being recruited now) will serve as Managing Editor. Professors Thomas Henyey of SCEC/USC and Gerard Pardoen of CUREE/UC Irvine will act as senior geoscience and engineering advisors, respectively. Together, this group will constitute the Project Management Team.

The Senior Science and Engineering Advisors will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editors to ensure appropriate treatment and quality control for each topic, including identifying the list of entries that will be added to E3. They will chair the geoscience and engineering advisory panels comprised of "Topic Advisors" whose expertise relates to a subset of the entries. The Topic Advisors will be primarily responsible for discovery of content, entry development, and evaluation. Advisors will include members of SCEC, CUREE, and IRIS that have experience in teaching or developing curricula for high school or college courses.

Each organization will provide additional staff to develop E3. John Marquis, SCEC Digital Products Developer, will serve as Web Developer for geoscience content and the overall structure of E3. Robert de Groot, SCEC Education Specialist and USC Science Education graduate student, will provide curricular development and review expertise as a student research assistantship. CUREE will provide a web developer for engineering content, as well as two undergraduate summertime research assistants recruited from the Engineering Co-op job placement program at UC Berkeley (the nearest university to the CUREE offices) and one summertime high school research assistant. IRIS will provide a specialist in data utilization and interactive web-tools for working with data, including visualization.

In addition, further review and beta-testing will be conducted by a cadre of teachers and college instructors who have worked as collaborators with SCEC's Education programs (such as development of on-line curricula, and summer teacher training workshops) for the last four years, including teacher trainers of the California K-12 Alliance and Project ALERT. Project ALERT is a consortium of ten California State Universities and NASA Centers (Ames and Jet Propulsion Laboratory) dedicated to improving Earth system science instruction for future teachers, through creation of teaching modules, course innovations, and NASA-CSU collaborative teaching, research, and internship opportunities. Through the ALERT-E3 collaboration, E3 will be introduced to faculty at California CSU campuses and community colleges that are involved in the preparation of future teachers.

E3 Organizational Chart

Background and Purpose
Scope of E3
Participating Organizations
Project Organization and Management
Collection Development and Review Process
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