On 16 of June 2014 students from Salem Girls Secondary School Summer Camp visited the Earth Sciences and Seismic Engineering Unit at An-Najah University. The visit gave the students the opportunity to learn about earthquakes as well as try out the lab devices.
Mr. Wala Ajaj, representing the Unit, welcomed the students and gave them an overview on the Centre. He showed them the devices available at the Unit, particularly the Seismometre, which was purchased as part of the SASPARM project. The device measures the natural frequency of the soil and buildings. He also demonstrated the Seismograph, used to detect and record soil layers, depths and strength.
The students also visited the Lab of Models and Samples, where they were introduced to the Shaking Table, which is used in modeling scenarios and conducting dynamic studies. They were also briefed on the different types of stone and ways of using stone with concrete in construction.
- The visit was part of the Seismic Risk Mitigation Project (SASPARM- FP7), funded by the EU.
- The visit included a screening of a short film on the Centre, with an introduction on the objectives, activities and participant parties in SASPARM Project.