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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - People. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 29, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22359.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - People. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22359

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1989 - People, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 29, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22359.

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Title Houstonian 1989
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title People
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Mau helps UH graduates see tomorrow Houstonians don't worry about earthquakes. They've got their hands full with hurricanes. But that doesn't stop Sheng- Taur Mau from studying the ground-moving disasters that rock the West Coast. Mau, a UH civil engineering professor since 1984, studies Whittier earthquake data to understand building response to such disasters, and he teaches an earthquake engineering course every third semester. "The Whittier earthquake is the good kind of quake, if there is such a thing." Mau said. 4'That's because it produces hundreds of seismic records. It's like a full-scale natural experiment." Mau, an expert in his field, holds a bachelor's of science and master's degrees from the national university in Taiwan. He received his doctorate from Cornell University in 1971. While visiting Cornell, Mau said then-department chairman Tom Chu invited him to UH and his subsequent visit was an eye- opener. Mau said the quality of UH engineering graduates is improving each year. "I don't measure quality by the students coming in, but rather what happens to them when they get out," he said. "Recent grads are being hired by the Army Corps of Engineers and top design companies. Some are hired by the state highway department." Mau said students should set high goals to prepare themselves for the rigid standards of the engineering profession. "At the beginning of the semester, I told them to 4Aim for an A' because if they don't, they might fail." Another rule is the "zero tolerance" rule, he said. "If the solution to your problem is 99 percent correct, you're still wrong." 44In the real world, things aren't so forgiving," he said. "I tell them if they're going to make a mistake, they'd better make it now in class, and not out there." ► Jeff Lane Engineering Professor Sheng-Taur Mau teaches his students about earthquake stress factors in buildings, from a safe distance. Photo by Michelle Linn. Architecture/Engineering ■ 43