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Geological and Geotechnical Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities for Research and Technological Innovation APPENDIX C Acronyms ABET Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ACTA Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers ASCI Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative ASFE Association of Soil and Foundation Engineers CAD computer-aided design CAT computer-aided tomography CA/T Central Artery/Tunnel CFCs chlorofluorocarbons CMOS complementary metal oxide semiconductor DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy DOI Department of the Interior EERI Earthquake Engineering Research Institute EPA Environmental Protection Agency ESE Earth Systems Engineering EWB Engineers Without Borders FY fiscal year GES Geoengineering for Earth Systems GIS geographic information systems IC integrated circuit IIED International Institute for Environment and Development InSAR Interferometric synthetic aperture radar LIDAR light detection and ranging MEMS microelectromechanical systems
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Geological and Geotechnical Engineering in the New Millennium: Opportunities for Research and Technological Innovation MRI magnetic resonance imaging NAE National Academy of Engineering NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NEES Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation NEHRP National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program NGES National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites NIMBY not in my back yard NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls PET positron emission tomography RF radio frequency SAR synthetic aperture radar SBIR Small Business Innovation Research SIS Slope Information System SPUR Seismic Performance for Urban Regions USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGS U.S. Geological Survey WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development
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