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Join DC EcoWomen for a social and networking happy hour!

Socialize and Make Friends … Meet new eco-savvy Washington women and catch up with those you haven’t seen in a while.

Want to Volunteer? … DC EcoWomen is currently seeking motivated, dedicated and fun women to join our Executive Board. If you are interested in joining the Board, please attend the happy hour next week and seek out a current Board member (they will be wearing name tags and/or DC EcoWomen t-shirts).

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills and support a great community of women passionate about the environment. We recommend you think about the skill sets you have that would enable you to contribute to the DC EcoWomen Board and our membership, and more importantly, those that you could gain! Also, consider bringing copies of your résumé.


Tuesday, July 12; 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Iron Horse Tap Room
507 7th Street NW; Washington DC 20004
Nearest Metro: Gallery/Chinatown; Metro Center

drink specials

$2 off draft beer; $5 rail drinks; $5 Makers Mark cocktails


On Facebook, or e-mail [email protected].
(Please note this is a new e-mail address for the DC Chapter.)

posted by | on | Comments Off on July EcoHour: Understanding and Reducing Earthquake Risk in the Nuclear Field

Earthquake risk to nuclear plants has been in the news lately. Are you wondering how experts at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission work to understand and reduce risk to people and the environment? Come learn about the science from an expert in the field, Dr. Annie Kammerer, Senior Seismologist and Earthquake Engineer at the U.S. Regulatory Commission.


Tuesday, July 19; 6:00-8:00 p.m.


400 8th Street NW; Washington, DC
Nearest Metros: Archives/Metro Center/Chinatown


On Facebook; or send an e-mail to [email protected]

*Teaism is a generous sponsor of EcoWomen and provides their space free of charge. Please help us say Thank You by purchasing a drink, dinner or a yummy salty oat cookie!

about annie

Dr. Annie Kammerer is a senior seismologist and earthquake engineer in the Office of Research of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where she coordinates the NRC’s Seismic Research Program. She also undertakes her own in-house research on seismic hazard and risk and is responsible for the update of earthquake-related guidance, including Regulatory Guide 1.208, which describes the seismic hazard requirements for new nuclear plants in the US.

Prior to joining the U.S. NRC in 2006, she was a consultant in the Risk and Advanced Technology groups in the international design firm, Arup. As seismic hazard lead for the Americas, her consulting work encompassed a wide variety of areas including geotechnical earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, seismology and risk assessment. Her work focused principally in the energy, industrial and transportation sectors and included dozens of projects around the world.

Annie holds three degrees from the UC Berkeley, including a BS in Civil Engineering, an MS in Geotechnical Engineering, and a PhD in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, with minors in Seismology and Structural Engineering. Dr. Kammerer has authored dozens of technical and research publications over her career.