The Mid-America Earthquake Center includes eight core institutions listed below. Investigators at these core institutions provide key contributions and leadership to the research, teaching, and service activities of the MAE Center, and the institutions provide resources to the core activities of the MAE Center.
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Texas A&M University
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MAE Center Headquarters)
- University of Memphis
- University of Michigan
- University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
- University of Texas, Austin
- Washington University
MAE Center projects also include, or have included in the past, investigators from other schools throughout the United States, including the University of Delaware, George Washington University, Virginia Tech, and MIT, as well as participants from companies and consulting firms.