Advanced Authentic Research
Examining variables that measure seismic safety in Palo Alto High School's buildings.

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Vivian W.

Summary

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, a location of high seismic potential, this research project will investigate the potential seismic hazard of school buildings is important for the safety of students and staff. Using a handbook that guides the evaluation (screening) process of buildings to estimate their potential seismic hazard, this research project can check if any Palo Alto High School (Paly) buildings are potentially dangerous. Data will be collected by visually examining each building, and online research will be done to find other factors considered in determining the result. Data will also be stored in a database for future references.