Earthquake Researcher to Discuss GIS at Geotechnical Conference in Egypt

rolladailynews_logo…from The Rolla Daily News

Dr. Ronaldo Luna, associate professor of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is traveling all the way to Egypt this fall to present research findings that come partly from Poplar Bluff, Mo.

“Luna has been invited to share his work at the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, which will feature top experts from around the world. The conference will be held Oct. 3-9 in Alexandria, Egypt.

“At the conference, Luna will discuss the use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a modern tool to help agencies and engineers assess structures in earthquake-prone areas. Some of the information Luna will present was collected in lowland areas around Poplar Bluff, which is located in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.”