b'2018-2019 YEAR BOOKWe have enjoyed seeing . . .how this kind of long-standing relationshipcan influence the trajectory of basic science research. Jamie Bender, The Brinson FoundationThe Brinson Foundation started supporting seismology61at Carnegie in 2007, and since that time has been an invaluable partner in our pursuit to develop the technology that may one day accurately forecast earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Since the first grant to develop instrumentation for measuring continuous earthquake stress, Carnegie researchers have improved this technology, leading to the Quick Deploy Box (QDB), which is in use today. QDBs are rapidly deployable broadband seismic stations that are small and lightweight, low cost, and high performance.Now, in their latest adaptation, the QDB technology will be used in combination with gravity experiments to study The Carnegie-developed Quick Deploy Boxes (QDB) are rapidlythe correlation between seismic activity and gravity deployable broadband seismic stations that are small andchanges at one of the most active volcanoes in Chile. By lightweight, low cost, and high performance. The device shownmeasuring tiny shifts in gravity with extreme precision, below was used for measurements at the Stromboli volcano off Sicilythe team can better understand how lava flows within the where Carnegie researchers (above) conduct fieldwork.Images courtesy Carnegie Institution for Science volcano, and potentially even predict the conditions that occur right before an eruption. This would be immensely helpful for early warning procedures and disaster preparedness.It has been a wonderful partnership, said Jamie Bender, senior program officer for The Brinson Foundation; we have enjoyed seeing how the technology has evolved over the years and how this kind of long-standing relationship can influence the trajectory of basic science research. The Brinson Foundation was established in 2001 to support education and scientific research that helps advance humankind, with a particular interest in supporting projects from early career scientists who are underfunded or not yet eligible to receive government funding. Carnegie Science is grateful for this longtime, dynamic partnership.'