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Central Coast University Gets Federal Grant To Advance Research On Impacts Of Quakes On Buildings

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The Santa Barbara Mission was heavily damage by the community's 1925 earthquake

A Central Coast University received a federal grant intended to advance earthquake education, and research as it applies to buildings.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is getting $340,000 from the National Science Foundation to buy equipment which will improve the ability to assess how structures are impacted by quakes.

The unit allows architectural, engineering, and construction management students and faculty to study the impacts of various quake scenarios on different types of buildings.

The new system will expand Cal Poly’s research capabilities in the earthquake field.