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An archive of news and highlights including important natural hazards research discoveries, NHERI program announcements, and upcoming meetings. Resources and collaboration tools for the NHERI community will also be provided here.


A student at the MAWLS facility of UFL

REU Applications Now Available
posted 01-06-17
The Learning Center is now taking applications for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program to place qualifying students in a 10-week summer research program at NHERI Experimental Facilities.  To find more details and apply, visit the REU page of the Learning Center.  Application deadline is February 15, 2017.

EERI 69th Annual Meeting Registration Now Open
posted 12-16-16

The Earthquake Engineering Reearch Institute's (EERI) 69th Annual Meeting will be held March 7-10, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.  Registration is now available at the Annual Meeting website, and poster abstract submissions are being accepted until January 3, 2017.

University of Notre-Dame and University of Florida Joint Hurricane Damage Survey for Haiti

University of Notre-Dame and University of Florida Joint Hurricane Damage Survey for Haiti
posted 11-18-16
UF Associate Professor Dr. David O. Prevatt will join a Notre Dame University post-hurricane damage survey team to assess masonry buildings in Haiti following last month’s Hurricane Matthew.

DesignSafe News Archive

Automated Method Allows Rapid Analysis of Disaster Damage to Structures
Computer vision advances and "deep learning" algorithms will dramatically reduce time to analyze structural disaster damage data.

University of Washington Joins NHERI
UW is now home to NHERI's new Rapid Response Research Facility (RAPID).

Oregon State Takes on Tsunamis and More
Wave research uncovering misconceptions about coastal protection from islands.

Florida International University Looks at the Big Picture
The damage from natural disasters extends beyond structures.

Florida International University and the Wall of Wind
Cutting edge research will lead to safer structures in extreme wind.

University of California at San Diego is Shaking Things Up
The world's largest outdoor shake table is making an impact at UCSD.

University of California at Davis Sifts Through the Soil for Answers
Research at UC Davis evaluates soil system contributions to structural responses during earthquakes.

Lehigh University Utilizes NHERI Facilities to Educate Future Engineers
A 6th grade class has hands-on outreach activity at the real-time multi-directional engineering facility.

ASCE Call for Papers for New Book
A call for outstanding papers for a special ASCE book publication entitled “Wind Engineering in Natural Hazards” by Guest Editors Aly Mousaad Aly and Elena Dragomirescu.

Purdue University team named as recipient of the Network Coordination Office (NCO)
A Letter from NCO Director Julio A. Ramirez

4th American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop
The 4AAWE will take place in Miami FL, August 14-16, 2016.

Shake Table Competition Introduces Students to Natural Hazards Engineering
DesignSafe initiative hosts students and works to develop curriculum.

Data Management Plan Guidance Available for ENH Proposers
For researchers submitting proposals to use the Experimental Facilities via the NSF ENH program.

NHERI Session at ASCE Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress
PI's of the 8 NHERI Program awards presenting and hosting Q&A session.

Proposals Due Feb 16 to NSF Engineering for Natural Hazards Program
Support for research that utilizes the NHERI cyberinfrastructure and experimental facilities.

DesignSafe Requirements Workshop
Researchers convening at UT-Austin to share their cyberinfrastructure needs.

Register for NHERI Experimental Facilities Workshops
NHERI Experimental Facilities hosting Workshops to provide attendees with the knowledge to prepare research proposals.

NSF Invests $40 million in research infrastructure for earthquake, wind and water hazards
Experimental facilities and cyberinfrastructure will offer opportunities for natural hazards research to bolster community resilience.

$13.7 Million NSF Grant Creates Natural Hazards Engineering Center at UT Austin
A new cyberinfrastructure effort funded by a $13.7M grant from the NSF will help engineers build safer structures that can better withstand natural hazards.

Relevant Community & Conference News

Call for Participation for NSF Workshop Series on Interdisciplinary Approaches in Disaster Research
The NSF Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events program has awarded funding for two workshops dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary disaster research methods through University of Colorado Boulder and University of Michigan.  Those interested can apply at the Natural Hazards Center website by December 19, 2016.

NSF invests additional $19 million in research infrastructure for earthquake, water and wind hazards
NSF announced the establishment of three additional components of NHERI with a planned investment of $19 million over the next five years.

The 13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering
The 13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering (13ACWE) will be held in Gainesville, Florida on May 21-24, 2017 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center.

Opportunities and Needs in Integrated Water Prediction, Risk Assessment, and Management for Coastal Resilience
Registration is now open for the September 27-28 workshop.